Are the females of your acquaintance more talkative? Are the males more competitive? Does one gender swear or gossip more? Talk about their feelings more (or less)? For this discussion, I want you to pay attention to your conversations and the conversations going on around you. What are the sexes saying… (AND yes, I realize the concept of gender is very limited and not at all inclusive; alas I am trying to align things with our readings so you have examples to work with. I apologize the author is not more encompassing).
I want you to use the areas of research presented in Table 9.1 (pg. 198). How often or what types of the meta-analysis categories do you encounter? Who uses what? How are your gender stereotypes supported (or even altered) by what you encounter.
You will have three posts for this discussion. You should discuss your own findings in at least one post; the other two can be reactions to the work of your classmates, evidence from your observations supportIng or contrary to their claims, how you never considered something and why, or some other observation pertaining to the subject of gender. I would like to see some actual conversation examples – the examples can be short – supporting your position.
Although your conversation examples may be fragmentary – speech is not always in full sentences AND I do want to see specific examples, I want your assessments to use complete sentences and proper grammar. I am expecting at least two well-constructed paragraphs for the first post (about 500 words for an A-level submission) and at least one paragraph in length posts for the other two (a paragraph typically MUST have at least three sentences, if not more – and at least 200-250 words at a minimum)
ATTACHED: Table 9.1 (pg. 198) In Ahearn Ch.9 , and Classmates posts that you need to reply to.