UNT SOCI 4250 - Ch. 7 Vocabulary (2 pages)

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Soci 4250 - Gender and Society
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Chapter 7 How Does Gender Matter for How We Think About Our Bodies 1 Mind body dualism a belief expressed in many different forms in a split between the physical body the nonmaterial entity we call mind or spirit soul thought etc where the mind is seen as superior in many ways to the inferior body 2 Body image involves the perception evaluation of one s own bodily appearance 3 Beauty myth the belief in a quality called beauty that is real universal that women due to biological sexual evolutionary factors should want to embody while men should desire the women who embody that ideal of beauty 4 Hysteria a disease consisting of the following symptoms headache muscular aches weakness depression menstrual difficulties indigestions as well as an overall fatigue 5 Psychology of the uterus the belief that the whole women s persona was dictated by her uterus therefore any medical or psychological problems encountered by women were traced back to some dysfunction in this particular organ 6 Body Image Distortion Syndrome BIDS a disturbance in size awareness an indicator of anorexia important way of distinguishing between anorexia as a disease or a disorder 7 Body dysmorphic disorder BBD indications of BBD include frequent mirror checking excessive grooming face picking reassurance seeking applying excessive amounts of make up buying excessive amounts of hair products as well as engaging in hair removal to excess are all signs of BDD 8 Metrosexuals heterosexual men who demonstrate a level of concern with their appearance that is considered outside the norm for masculinity 9 Male gaze a culture of women and men who are well accustomed to looking at naked women women are generally seen as objects of the gaze of both the audience characters in the film because control of the camera is shaped by the assumption of a heterosexual male audience helps describe the ways in which women become sexual objects in film other media 10 No Sissy Stuff real men don t do anything that carries with it the lease suggestion of femininity 11 face off masculinity in this pose men look directly into the camera at the viewer conveying a sense of being powerful armored emotionally impenetrable 12 Be a Sturdy Oak reinforces the idea that men should never show vulnerability or weakness even when they are in a potentially vulnerable position men are calm reliable in a crisis certainly are not supposed to show their emotions 13 Give em Hell dictates that real men exude an aura of manly daring aggression encouraging men to go for it take risks encourage acts of physical bravery courage 14 Commodify to turn something into an item that could be bought sold 15 Premenstrual syndrome PMS the first disorder in which only women could suffer gave legitimacy to women s claims to be suffering real symptoms that seemed to be associated with the onset of menstruation 16 Hormone replacement therapy replace missing hormones in the form of drugs 17 Sex hormones estrogen or testosterone 18 Eugenics the study or practice of improving the human race through selective breeding sometimes restrictive immigration policies 19 Gender attributions to make guesses about who is male who is female


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