GENDER INEQUALITY - G.I. Jane (1997)













When a crusading chairperson of the military budget committee pressures the would be Navy secretary to begin full gender integration of the service, he offers the chance for a test case for a female trainee in the US Navy's elite SEAL/C.R.T. selection program. LT. Jordan O'Neill is given the assignment, but no one expects her to succeed in an inhumanly punishing regime that has a standard 60% dropout rate for men. However, O'Neill is determined to prove everyone wrong. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119173/

In this clip from G.I. Jane (1997) Demi Moore's character shaves her head which presents a more masculine image in an attempt to alter her feminine characteristics. Why do we find this shocking?

Unit 3: Socialization and Social Control
SSSocSC1: Socialization

  • a. Identify and describes the roles and responsibilities of an individual in society.

  • b. Analyze the individual development theories of Cooley and Mead.

  • c. Identify and compare the stages of socialization; include childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and death/dying.

  • d. Evaluate the agents of socialization including family, peers, education, media, and religion.

  • e. Analyze gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status as contributing factors to individual socialization.

Little Learner's Storytime  Assignment

Charles Horton Cooley

a. Identify and describes the roles and responsibilities of an individual in society.

Agents of Socialization

A public education rapid transit system

George Herbert Mead

Agents of Socialization

Gender-swap of retail packaging

e. Analyze gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status as contributing factors to individual socialization.

Redesign the packaging of your favorite toy to market it to the opposite sex. You should do this without changing the toy in any way, however you may alter the name, colors, fonts and packaging styles.
The package:

1.      You need to design the front and the back of the package. 

2.      Your design can be hand-drawn, cut-and-paste, or computer generated – we don’t have time to learn fancy software, but fancy software is not necessary and I don’t expect you to become professional graphic artists. 

3.      Your mock-up needs to convey, in detail, how the package will look. Use full color for your mock-up. Most word processing programs have enough graphic capabilities for our needs.

4.      Research the various things you see on toy  packaging (A barcode code, safety warnings, company name/logo etc.)

5.      Think about your audience(s) (Gender, Age, Race) – what will appeal to them visually?  

Resources:
There are many websites that can help you with your designs:

HINT:  just Google “Toy Packaging Design”

Rubric:

Option 1 - Written Option - 200 word minimum

  • (maximum points = 100)

Option 2- Video dialog.

  • (maximum points =200)

d. Evaluate the agents of socialization including family, peers, education, media, and religion.

What stands

in the way of

women being

equal to men?









Most countries legislate against gender discrimination, yet around the world young women still lack the same opportunities to men.

So what is standing in the way of equality becoming a reality?
As part of the Freedom season, BBC News went to meet four teenage girls in the UK, Lesotho, Iceland and Jordan.

They all spoke about what they thought stood in the way of women being equal to men.

  • Video Journalist: Christian Parkinson

  • Producer: Gemma Newby

  • A documentary by Ros Atkins exploring the issues of girls and freedom, All That Stands In The Way,  was broadcast on BBC World and BBC World Service radio on 22 and 23 March 2014

b. Analyze the individual development theories of Cooley and Mead.

Agents of Socialization

My Favorite Toy

Write about a favorite childhood toy or create a video dialog.

Your task is to not just describe the toy, but to layer it in detail to relay what the toy meant to you then and how remembering it affects you now.

Look for clues to take something insignificant and relate how it occupies an important and cherished part of your personal memories.
Rubric:
Option 1 -  Written Option - 200 word minimum

  • (maximum points = 100)

Option 2 - Video dialog.

  • (maximum points =200)

Delivered concurrently with:

SSSocSC4: Social Institutions.

c. Identify and compare the stages of socialization; include childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and death/dying.

Gender Bias in Marketing

an investigation