The Clitoral Truth was the first book I’ve ever read that openly talks about masturbation, genitals, and equality. The first chapter talks about women’s genitalia and the orgasm that doesn’t seem to make an appearance as much as it should be. I thought women sexuality was about the parts and how it changes during intercourse, but there is a whole new side. After reading chapter one, it made me realize that society just focuses on men’s needs and parts. I was very oblivious to the fact that women sexuality was so shunned and how unaware society is on the matter compared to men.
1. In your own words summarise the major learning points from the whole of the study programme with particular reference to:
The place of observation took place at my work, before I clocked in for the day. I work at Oakwood Methodist Preschool/Daycare. I went in to the daycare at about 9:00, which is just free play/ breakfast time in the infant room. The infant room I observed in was a little different than the CDRC, because the infant room is from 7 weeks old to 18 months old. There was not really a place for me to be
According to Garbacik (2013), in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Japan, American Indians and Ancient Sumerian women were held in high regard, taking up “leadership posts” and were not considered “inferior” by their male counterparts. In fact, the terms “misogyny” and “Patriarchy” became more prominent in Victorian Britain, where the concept of “gender roles” were closely linked, which advocated female subordination and male dominance. In particular, through his ground-breaking theory of natural selection, Darwin (1859) depicted women as being inferior to men. Darwin theorised about “natural selection” and he suggested that men were “more courageous, pugnacious and energetic” (Darwin, 1859) than women. Darwin also never included species such as “hyenas, anglerfish, ring-tailed lemurs, black widow spiders, meerkat and praying mantis” (Garbacik, 2013) in his research that never shared dominant male and passive female characteristics, proving that his evidence was flawed, advocating a confirmation bias . What’s more, Darwin’s views of the female and male species, were bolstered in the 19th century, by the Victorian viewpoints that men were more “competitive” and “aggressive” compared to women who were more “altruistic” and “nurturing”. Not only was inequality amongst the sexes
|Different from the “what is the main point” question above, list several things that you learned from this reading, things that you did |
I observed the preschool classroom of Ms. K. Today was a smaller group, as several children are on vacation. This is a new facility and just the host teacher was in there at this time. I came into the classroom at 8:00 and left at 9:00. I spoke with the host teacher before and after the observation for feedback, which I felt was beneficial to both her and me. I observed the children during inside for 20 minutes. I observed the children during outside play for 40 minutes.
associated the male gender as being more advantaged. One author was not so direct, but her
Mill makes a very strong argument that the position women have in society is not the only possible way to structure societal hierarchy. The reason it seems unnatural to change its structure, he claims, is because it is uncustomary.
This weeks readings really made me think about myself as a person and the actions that I make everyday. What really made me think of this was when I was reading Judith Butlers article, and how she goes on to explain how we create our gender based off the actions we make everyday. The concept of a constantly evolving gender really amazes me and makes me think back to concept of how the person we are today is a combination events spread across our life spans culminating into my living breathing entity. The idea of how a girl could be more of a man than an actual man takes me back to a time in my life when i was a young child. My sister and I were jumping off of our local jungle gym and of course I was a young and hesitated. Before I jumped my
The history of the world is a complex arrangement of happenings and occurrences that have shaped the current state of civilization. At a fundamental level, history is the driving force behind every element of society that exists today. Within history, there are several factors that have and continue to determine the way in which our society functions. One of the most significant of these factors is gender. Today, conceptions, viewpoints and ideas surrounding gender are always changing. It is this fluidity of thought that ultimately allows society to progress forward and create change. However, gender has not always been as openly discussed. Tracing back through history, gender has consistently been a point of identity among humans.
Another related drive is that of paternal certainty. Males of any species generally want to ensure that the offspring of females with which they have reproduced are, in fact, theirs. The idea of paternal certainty ensures that males know for certain that their genetics are passed down. The fact that female fidelity within sexual relationships would allow for greater paternal certainty, whereas male fidelity would not do the same is what has led to social norms of harsher punishments for female adultery as well as norms of patriarchal control. Likewise, it explains the behavior which is used to control women (Goldstein, 2002).
My first reaction to Egalia’s Daughters, by Gerd Brantenberg, was something like "WHAT is this". I was immediately very confused, and had no idea what this author was writing about. In fact, I felt as though I opened the book to the middle of a story, and became turned off by the whole experience. It took about three chapters, and someone’s help, until I started to read the book understandably, with ease, and began to enjoy the world I was entering. It became very apparent that I would have to detach myself from all that I thought I knew about gender, and simply allow myself to take in the message Brantenberg was trying to
An incredibly sensitive subject that has only been silently amplified in the 21st century, is the topic of Sex, Gender, and Women vs. Men. We're living in the time of tiny cellular devices and electric cars, yet with all these technological advances, when it comes to gender equality it almost feels like we've been going around in a ridiculous merry-go-round.
In my opinion the biggest social issue we face is prostitution. I believe it should be legal. If an adult woman wants to sell her services of sexual acts, she should be allowed to do so. Women sell their bodies for movies and advertisements. Women sell their eggs to help other women produce babies. Some women rent out their wombs for other women. These acts are legal; there is no reason why a woman should not be able to make a business out of selling sex acts. The business should be taxed and regulated like any other business. The woman should have to follow the rules for safe sex and she should be able to refuse service at any time.