Archive for the ‘Human Rights & Gender’ Category

April 15th, 2010 - 12:56 am § in Human Rights & Gender

Essay: Power Structures Surrounding Femininty

In North America, the question of whether the exposure of the breasts is deemed to cause social harm is an issue that has been tackled by courts, institutions, and the general public. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) uses the definition of social harm to decide whether such an act is regarded as in[...]

April 15th, 2010 - 12:55 am § in Human Rights & Gender

Stereotypes of Gender Discrepancies in Academics

“In 1968 Phillip Goldberg asked university women to judge the merits of several scientific articles that were attributed to a male author (“John McKay”) or to a female author (“Joan McKay”).  Although these manuscripts were identical in every other respect, participants judged the article[...]

April 15th, 2010 - 12:54 am § in Human Rights & Gender

Rating Infants Differently Based on Gender

“Gender-role stereotypes are well-ingrained cognitive schemes that we use to interpret and often distort the behaviour of males and females.  People even use these schemas to classify the behaviour of infants.  In one study (Condry & Condry, 1976), university students watched a video-tape of[...]

April 15th, 2010 - 12:54 am § in Human Rights & Gender

How Gender Gets Socialized

“In one research program, 4- and 5-year-olds were shown unfamiliar gender-neutral toys (for example, spinning bells, a magnet stand), told that these objects were either ‘for boys’ or ‘for girls,’ and asked whether they and other boys or girls would like them. Children clearly relied on th[...]

April 15th, 2010 - 12:51 am § in Human Rights & Gender

Do Gender Stereotypes Influence a Child’s Memory?

“Maccoby and Jacklin (1974) proposed that once people learn gender stereotypes, they are more likely to attend to and remember events that are consistent with these beliefs than events that would disconfirm them.  Carol Martin and Charles Halverson (1981) agree, arguing that gender stereotypes ar[...]

April 8th, 2009 - 3:41 pm § in Human Rights & Gender

Women and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Moving Research into Policy

  “Global tragedies continue to have devastating impact on the populace, particularly women and children. One of the consequences is that immigrant, refugee, and racialized women of Saskatchewan have experienced a number of traumatic events. Yet, women presenting symptoms of Post Traumatic [...]

April 8th, 2009 - 3:32 pm § in Human Rights & Gender

Whitestream Feminism and the Colonialist Project

To read “Whitestream Feminism and the Colonialist Project: A Review of Contemporary Feminist Pedagogy and Praxis” by Sandy Grande, click the link below. whitestream-feminism-and-the-colonialist-project[...]

April 8th, 2009 - 3:26 pm § in Human Rights & Gender

What is feminist theory?

If you are interested in Roberta Hamilton’s perspective on feminist theory, please click the link below. what-is-feminist-theory[...]

April 8th, 2009 - 3:21 pm § in Human Rights & Gender

Assessing Violence Against Women: A Statistical Profile

To learn more about the scope and severity, impact, and risk factors associated with violence against women, please click the link below. violence-against-women-a-statistical-profile-200212_0662331664_e[...]