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  • Sexism, Racism and Stereotypes in the Media of African Americans

    Karl Bell Ingrid Castro Sociology Sexism, Racism and Stereotypes in the media of African Americans, Sex sales everything and any thing in our society. People want to be like the people in the Media, Stereotyping of African American in the media, newspapers, television, movies, magazines and music videos are where people get these images of what African American women and men look like, these are the vehicles used to alter and form their perceptions. The media has a powerful influence

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  • Race and Social Class

    Race and Social Class I don’t believe there is a true relationship between race and social class. I think we need to explore beyond race to find the true relationship to social class. I believe that the relationship we should be focusing on is the one between social class and education. Races and cultures that put a higher value on education tend to produce more members of society that move from a lower social class to a higher social class or retain their social class from one generation to

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  • Stereotypes

    Stereotypes ​In this country, people are guilty of many different things; one of those things that effect many individual people in particular is using stereotypes. In today’s society it has almost become commonplace for stereotypes to be used whether it’s on television or a coffee shop. Using stereotypes makes it easier for someone to categorize another person within their head without even giving that person a chance. People feel better and more comfortable when something has a label on it because

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  • Stereotypes Social status or group position determines stereotype content, not the actual personal characteristics of group members. {Groups which enjoy fewer social and economic advantages will be stereotyped in a way which helps explain disparities, such as lower employment rates. Although disadvantaged group members may have greater difficulty finding a job due to in-group favoritism, racism, and related social forces, the disadvantaged group member is unjustifiably

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  • Lesson About Gender Stereotypes

    Topic of the lesson Politics has a female face Objectives: SWBAT (students will be able to) * Use proper vocabulary on the topic * Be ready to discuss the problems of gender stereotypes in politics * Develop their critical thinking * Express their thoughts and opinions in debates * Develop their listening skills Materials needed: * Tapescript for the text for listening * Handouts for reading and discussing * Dictionaries Time required: 90 minutes The quotation

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  • Gender Identity Among African Americans

    Gender Identity Among African Americans Danny Tarantino University of Phoenix The African American Experience SOC/338 Tara Lake May 20, 2013 In 1619, when the first African slaves arrived in the New World, their race's hardships in the new continent began. One can say that early American history is as much the story of African Americans as it is of the Whites. Only their story is about slavery and oppression and lives lived under the control

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  • Race and Gender

    color. Those who want to dismiss the notion of the social construction of race normally do so due to their inherent bias to attribute dysfunctional behavior in minority communities due to a racial makeup instead of addressing more systemic problems that plague these communities. Countless studies reveal that lower income people of all groups tend to follow the same negative trajectory. Racism is the belief that one race or culture is superior to another, regardless of biological evidence that negates

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  • American Stereotypes of China

    two-part discussion of the ways in which Chinese and Americans think of each other, and the most common misunderstandings that arise AMERICANS don't know much about China. What they do know comes from three main sources: movies, the news, and history classes. This can be a sensitive subject, and I do not wish to offend anyone - my goal is only to give you an overview of American stereotypes of China. Just as I have encountered many stereotypes that the Chinese have of America (some accurate, some

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  • Race in America

    of the last century, WEB Dubois wrote, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line, --the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea. Every study has come to the same conclusion that biologically, there are no 'races', yet the social construction of race as a category is alive and well today. The classification system, which radicalized different groups - typifying them according to their skin color and/or

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  • Gender and Cultural Stereotypes

    Gender Stereotyping in Advertising In the Swiffer® commercial, Morty Are You Listening? We meet Lee and Morty, an older married couple who are showing us how Swiffer® makes cleaning so much easier for Lee, the wife. We see Morty telling Lee to be careful climbing up on a stool to dust the top of a cabinet and saying, “There has to be an easier way.” This is a major gender stereotype. Morty could have climbed on the stool and dusted himself. After they receive the Swiffer® duster, we

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  • Asymmetric Race Relations in Media: Negative Stereotypical Portrayals of African Americans

    Americans are moving toward Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial equality, yet a gap between races remains. This racial segregation is prevalent in the media, particularly in advertisements, magazines, and television. Today’s media have been more inclusive of different ethnic minorities, as the numerical representation of, for example, African Americans has increased. The media, however, have been condemned for exhibiting and perpetuating the racism still existent in our culture. This critique

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  • Gender, Class, and Race Stereotypes in American Television

    Gender, Class, and Race Stereotypes in American Television A Content Analysis Gender, class, and race stereotypes abound in contemporary society, much like they have done throughout human history. With the advent of television, however, stereotypical assumptions have become so pervasive, and so diffused, that some call for a serious and purposeful scrutiny of television's contents. On the following pages, various content analyses of television programs will be addressed, followed by discussions

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  • Stereotype

    How Stereotypes Affect Us In this video Claude Steele tells about his research on stereotype threat and the way it affects us. Each of us has social identities such as gender, age, race, sexuality etc. Stereotype threat is an experience of being in situation or doing something for which a negative stereotype about one of your identities is relevant. African American can be seen as a violent person in a neighborhood with predominantly white people or white student can be perceived as a racist

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  • Historical Report on Race: African Americans

    Josephine Edmondson-Deigh University of Phoenix Week#5 Assignment Historical Report on Race: African Americans Letter to a Friend Hev Phoung   Dear Winston, You have been a dear friend to me for over twenty years since we met in grade school, which is why I was surprised that you did not know much about the U.S. history of African Americans like me. Of all the years we have known each other; you have only recently started to ask me questions about my background and the history of my people

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  • Gender Stereotypes

    Mass media plays an important role in the functioning of our society. On top of that gender identities portrayed in television and film send mix messages to their viewers. Although it may seem to be normal in popular culture today, it indirectly produces negative outcomes. We are manipulated by popular culture in accepting their representation of gender roles. In my essay I plan to prove the wrongful depiction of gender identities in the film “Lying to be perfect.” The movie lying to be perfect

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  • Influence of Gender, Race and Socioeconomic Differences on Depression

    Influence of gender, race and socioeconomic differences on depression Introduction According to Link and Phelan (1995), socioeconomic resources are a major determinant of differences in wellbeing of people. This paper draws heavily on the work of Roxburgh (2009) to extend on the fundamental cause perspective by expanding of the definition of resources, examining how race and gender influence the differences in relations between resources and mental health and modeling the relation between social

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  • African American Stereotypes

    African American Stereotypes in Movies Media Research Methods CO 455 November 20, 2012 African American Stereotypes in Movies Introduction There once was a time when everyone expected the black man to be the first actor to die in every movie that possessed a black man in its cast. However, over time the assumption of the black man being the first to die has changed. Currently in the year 2012, there are progressively more movies in which black men

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  • Oppression Among Gender Race and Class

    category of people” (Heldke & O’Connor 2004:530). “Class refers to endure and systematic differences in access to and control over production of goods and services, as well as the resources for provisioning and survival” (Acker 2006: 442). “Gender, refers to the socially constructed differences between male and female and the beliefs and identities that support difference and inequality, is also present in all organizations” (Acker 2006:444). “Race, refers to socially defined differences based on physical

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  • Gender, Race, Class

    Birgit Rommelspacher Gender, race, class Ausgrenzung und Emanzipation Kein Thema ist derzeit so aktuell wie die Gleichstellung der Frau. Die ganze Gesellschaft debattiert darüber – sobald es um Muslimas geht. Es scheint, als hätten breite Schichten der Bevölkerung unversehens ihr Engagement für die Emanzipation der Frau entdeckt. An dieser Frage droht sogar die multikulturelle Gesellschaft in Deutschland beziehungsweise die Erweiterung Europas zu scheitern. So einigten sich etwa kürzlich die

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  • Gender Identity

    OF FEMALE BEAUTY Racialized Representations of Female Beauty in Popular Culture 2 For the past 22 years People magazine has composed a list of the 50 most beautiful people. The list typically includes movie and television stars, musicians, British royalty, models, and television personalities. Every year the magazine crowns the year’s “most beautiful” and features them on the cover. Of the 22 most beautiful 19 have been women and out of the 19 women 16 have been White. This signals to People’s

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  • Gender Role Stereotypes

    Gender Role Stereotypes: Constraining People in Our Society Since the beginning of time, gender has played a big role in how one acts and how one is looked upon in society. From a young age children are taught to be either feminine or masculine. Why is it that gender plays a big role in the characteristics that one beholds? For centuries in many countries it has been installed in individual’s heads that they have to live by certain stereotypes. Women have been taught to be feeble to men and depend

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  • The Effects of Television on Gender Roles

    (1997) stated that in Turkey, “The average television viewing time is 300 min per day, compared to 180 min average television viewing in Europe (cited in Uray&Burnaz, 2003). As it is inferred from the statistics, television is one of the leading mediums of media; thereby it has a formidable force on society. It can easily leave an impression on society and shape audience’s ideas about any issue such as gender roles and the social mores. As TV’s effect on gender roles are comprehensively examined, it

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  • Gender Stereotypes

    the English Language Intercultural Communication Project Stereotypes of gender roles in Egypt and Russia Written by: Elena Yakusheva Group: LIE – 503 Chelyabinsk, 2014 Table of contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………...3 Part one GENDER STEREOTYPES THEORY. …………………………….........6 1.1 Stereotypes: definition and functions…………………………………………..6 1.2 The gender concept……………….. ………………………………………….10 1.3 Gender stereotype: types and functions……………………………………….14 Conclusions on part

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  • Gender Stereotypes in Food Advertisements

    SOAN 170 9/24/2012 Gender stereotypes in food advertisements Introduction I was online watching an episode of vampire diaries when an advertisement aired. The advertisement was about a man telling his mum that he was getting married. The mum naturally asked who he was getting married

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  • Race Social Construct

    Omi and Winant (1986) argue that race is a social concept. They refer to Max Weber in explaining that “racial conflict” is not a result of biological factors, but social and political reasons (as cited in Rothenberg & Mayhew, 2014, p. 14-15). Indeed, if we look at the world today, there are many conflicts among ethnic ethnic groups that seem physically indistinguishable, for example Jews and Arabs, Indians and Pakistanis, and the like. Omni and Winant further argue that racial categories and

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  • 1. Discuss How the Interaction of Class, Gender, Race and Age Affects Criminal Opportunities

    the answers on the effects of crime with only a few who agree on common grounds on why some choose to commit crimes and others choose to defy it even though there are given opportunities. Criminologists have found four sociological variables class, gender, race, and age are now viewed as a direct contributor to deviant behavior. One view as put by Anderson “When alienation becomes so entrenched, an oppositional culture can develop and flourish. This culture, especially among the young can gain strength

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  • Gender Stereotype in Media

    Name Professor’s name Course number Date Gender Stereotypes in Media The mass media plays a significant role in the contemporary society. It provides broadcast information at a fast race and gives entertainment to audiences from diverse social backgrounds. Mass media is made up of press, books, magazines, radio, television, and internet. The internet is the most embraced medium in the contemporary society where digital technology dominates. Nevertheless, TV also has a wide influence in the society

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  • Race and Social Class Issues

    and broken up into three sections: Race, class, and family dynamic. I will look at and analyze these three sections using Stuart Hall’s Model of Encoding and Decoding and go through the steps involved in this model, and connect them with some episodes and some aspects of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Race Using Stuart Hall’s Encoding and Decoding Model of Communication, we will use a few examples from the show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air which deal with race. For each of these examples all four

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  • Gender Stereotypes

    When the husband does accept some chores it is usually the chores of the children, not actually sharing in equal measure the burdens of family leadership. Recently I was reading an article geared towards working women. The article discussed gender norms, specifically in communities of color. The big center of the debate was referring to men as the head of the household. The argument was deciding whether or not usage of this term was antiquated in today’s climate, or whether it was still relevant

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  • Race and Gender

    change from the extended families to nuclear families. However, these changes have been accompanied by decrease in nuptiality and increase in divorce (Young, 2008). New forms of unions such as living-apart-together, unmarried cohabitation, changing gender and intergenerational relations have appeared. Also a great decrease in fertility that is often below replacement levels has been noted. The issues have stressed the societies a lot and extreme suffering to the women, who carries the heavier part

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  • Gender Stereotypes in Video Games

    Warnke’s book Debating Sex and Gender, Gayle Rubin recognizes sex as the “raw material” of the bodies of female and male human beings, while gender pertains to the roles and functions those human beings have in society and the culture of which they are a part of. Rubin states that sexism is the general phenomenon in which females become “domesticated women”, or workhorses for men. Rubin wrote her influential essay The Traffic in Women in 1975, yet her definitions of sex, gender, and sexism are still applicable

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  • Dating Differences Amongst Race and Gender

    with whom they might feel a stronger connection. This research intends to question the differences in the practices of dating between gender, race and socioeconomic status and why these differences persist. Is it just the societal norms that further reinforce these practices or is it because of other factors, which tie in to gender roles, cultural values, or social class status. Throughout the research there were similar ideas of social norms that are accepted when one is dating. The most common

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  • Stereotypes of Gender

    Stereotypes of Gender against Women Throughout history, women have been discriminated against in our society. At times, they have been considered the weaker sex and also, they have been expected to do work that only demands low responsibility. These responsibilities may include: housework, being a good wife and mother. However, the world’s perspective towards women has had significant changes, and companies like Walt Disney Production are still generating stereotypes of gender against women in their

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  • Race and Gender Discrimination

    2014 Race And Gender Discrimination The issue of discrimination has been the cause of raging debates for a long time in the history of the United States. Such discrimination may be based on race, gender color, ethnicity, or any other basis that distinguishes people and tends to favor specific groups over others. During the history of America, the American people have observed discrimination on many fronts and especially so against black people and the minority. The concepts of race, gender

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  • Race and Culture in the Americans

    African society (Davidson, 2014). The African community began to feel that the ideas from the other race were more supreme and more efficient. The African society became more submissive to the ideals of the white community because they had proven that they had power and they were intelligent. The invasion of America by Spain and Britain contributed to the racial thinking concept. Native Americans had their own distinct languages. However, with the intrusion of Spain and Britain the natives were

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  • Disney No Longer 'Frozen' in Antiquated Gender Stereotypes

    From glistening ball gowns, to fairy godmothers and singing animals- Walt Disney has little girls everywhere growing up, with aspirations of being the next “Anna”. What the mirror on the wall did not teach us, is that the gender portrayals in these movies are not the fairest of them all. Since the first moment that Snow White bit into that succulent red apple, it was obvious that Disney was entrenched in misogyny that dates back to the mythology of Adam and Eve. Don’t get me wrong: I too was

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  • Race, Gender, & Leadership: What Impact Does Race and Gender Have on Leadership Advancement for Women and Women of Color?

    1 RACE, GENDER, & LEADERSHIP Race, Gender, & Leadership: What Impact Does Race and Gender have on Leadership Advancement for Women and Women of Color? Dawn MJ Hyman University of Baltimore 2 RACE, GENDER, & LEADERSHIP Introduction Race and gender disparities in public leadership still plague the workplace despite the continued growth of a more diverse demographic landscape. For women and women of color, this presents a unique challenge in their aspirations for leadership positions

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  • Gender Stereotype

    Female Gender Stereotype Miguel Mendoza English-100-TR-10:00AM Professor A.Cerda March 8, 2015 In the twentieth century, there was a time when men believed that women could not match the same intellectual levels of men because of the fact they were women and their only priorities were offerings, cooking, and keeping house clean. On the contrary, important women have made a difference our society, like Rosa Park, who fought for civil rights, or Francis Wright, who played an important role in

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  • Stereotypes and Prejudice

    University of Phoenix Material Stereotypes and Prejudice Worksheet Complete the following exercises, remembering that you are in an academic setting and should remain unbiased, considerate, and professional when completing this worksheet. Part I Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least three related stereotypes for each: • Race • Ethnicity • Religion • Gender • Sexual orientation • Age • Disability

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  • Asian American Stereotype

    years, stereotypes of Asian Americans have dramatically changed from being viewed as uneducated poor laborers to being characterized as successful educated minority. It has changed from negativity to positivity. According to the article “Outwhiting the whites”: An examination of the persistence of Asian Americans model minority discourse, Asian Americans were stereotyped as the “Yellow Peril” before. It was a fear that Asian Americans were going to take power in America. Japanese Americans had lost

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  • Race and Gender as Moderators

    this journal is available at JMP 21,5 RESEARCH NOTE Income, the love of money, pay comparison, and pay satisfaction 476 Received June 2005 Revised February 2006 Accepted February 2006 Race and gender as moderators Thomas Li-Ping Tang Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA Theresa Li-Na Tang Affinion Group, Brentwood, Tennessee, USA, and Beeta Yazmeen Homaifar Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical

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  • Gender Roles and Social Class

    Jenna Canam Dr. Rhoda Zuk ENGL 1170 2 February 2016 Gender Roles and Social Class in “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and “Revelation” Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” illustrates the hardships that woman suffered during this time period, physically and mentally. John is the perfect example of what a dominating spouse is like, a man who is in complete control over his wife. “John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage” (Gilman 3). John laughs at his Wife’s ideas

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  • The Double-Sided Blade: Gender Stereotype

    2014 Reckoning with Research—Final Draft The Double-sided Blade: Gender Stereotype Often times, the word “gender discrimination” brings out the image as women being the victims and men as the attackers. Such notion is proven by the simple fact that the word “feminism” is known and used every day while “masculinism” is not. In this context, Betty Friedan, author of the Feminine Mystique, raises question on stereotypes based on gender. She fiercely argues for the housewives whose lives are mainly comprised

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  • Select Two of the Five Categories in the Following Question and Write an Essay Elaborating Their Develoipment: How Did American (America in This Case Meaning the United States of America) Ideas About Race, Class, Gender,

    The two concepts of race and class developed together and were tangled through the history, so I think they could be elaborated together in the following essay. So how did the idea about race and class form and develop? The answer could be found starting from the colonial period. In the colonial period, Europeans tried to establish settlements in Florida, the Northeast area bordering Canada, the Virginia colony, and the Southwest. By the 1600s, English colonists had established a system of indentured

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  • Race, Gender, Sex in Hollywood Film

    Inness in “Lady Killers, Tough Enough?” what are two ways that Hollywood cinema undermines and punishes tough or powerful women? How is this twice demonstrated in Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur,1998)? And how does Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) re-assess her gender to secure lasting power? Finally, in what way can she be considered according to Inness’s formulation, “pseudo-tough?” It is interesting to note that women in Hollywood are not considered tough even when they play characters that can break and

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  • How Race and Class Affect Individuals

    How Race and Class Affect Individuals In society today, Americans are getting hurt physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We are not afraid to take action whenever these actions take place in different communities. People also have their own feelings about particular subjects. Race and class have a major impact in our lives because these are issues we face everyday. In Chapter 6 of The Generation of Ideas: A Thematic Reader, three questions are asked based on race and class:

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  • Gender Stereotypes and Discrimination in the Workplace

    Gender stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace Introduction Organisations need to participation of diversity gender in workplace, which is very necessary, whereas, still have gender stereotypes and gender discrimination in the workplace. Stereotype refers to individual or specific types of people who have stationary characteristic when people think. As Michael P. (2001) said, stereotypes like a bias when people always accustomed to the mechanical classification to a specific person as

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  • Gender Stereotypes

    From the moment we are born, our parents begin to identify us by our genders. The way they take care of us and the way they speak to us help others identify whether we are males or females. Many people don’t realize that the way they treat their children determine the way they think when they grow older. Even though every person is born with their own minds and their own hearts, the way they are brought up can alter the personalities of their offspring. If a male is born, they are typically dressed

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  • Discuss How the Interaction of Class, Gender, Race and Age Affects Criminal Opportunities

    1. Discuss How the Interaction of Class, Gender, Race and Age Affects Criminal Opportunities Many criminologists have looked for the answers on the effects of crime with only a few who agree on common grounds on why some choose to commit crimes and others choose to defy it even though there are given opportunities. Criminologists have found four sociological variables class, gender, race, and age are now viewed as a direct contributor to deviant behavior. One view as put by Anderson “When alienation

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  • Gender Stereotype

    Gender Stereotype By Menglu Wu Professor T. Hyland Writing 1021G Feb 15th, 2011 The Oxford English dictionary defines stereotype as “a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing”. Society has formed the gender stereotypes that have four dimensions including traits, role behaviors, physical characteristics and occupations (Deaux and Lewis, 1984). I watched one episode of Desperate Housewives which talks about four housewives in the 7th

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