We wanted to update again and give a little bit clearer of an idea of the kinds of questions we wanted to pose through this blog!
What does it mean to be a woman?
The term “woman” is typically used to describe the female form.
It definitely means more than this though!
We want to know what being a woman or a girl means to you and how it affects the way you see yourself.
We would like to discuss anything and everything that “being a woman” may encompass.
Some of the typical terms that are brought up when it comes to gender issues are:
Misogynistic- Of or characterized by a hatred of women.
Can you think of any examples of something that would be considered Misogynistic?
Do you consider yourself to be a feminist?
Why or why not?
The historical meaning of gender is “things we treat differently because of their inherent differences”.
Most commonly, this is applied to the general differences between men and women.
What differences can you think of between men and women?
Do you think these differences create controversy?
In the 17th century Mary Firth was scandalised by wearing male clothing, smoking in public, and otherwise defying what is now known today to be gender roles.
The term gender role is used to define all things that a person says or does to discern themselves as having the status of boy, girl, man, or woman.
It can include, but is not restricted to:
Sexuality, clothing, speech patterns, movement, occupations, and much more!
How do you think these different things factor in to how women are defined?
What do you think it means to be liberated and how does this relate to being a woman?
What connections do you see between chivalry, dependence, and domination?
Are these distinct, or is this a slippery slope?
Do you think Disney affected the way you percieve women?
Do you think the media portrays women in a certain way?
Anything else you come up with or would like to share!