Gender and society

Gender and society                                                    Developments in Christian Thought 5a

  1. What is meant by the term gender?
  2. What is gender biology?
  3. What is gender identification?
  4. What is gender expression?
  5. What is meant by the term patriarchy?
  6. What is meant by the term feminism?
  7. What is socialisation?
  8. Give examples of changes in the status of women in:
    1. voting rights
    2. hereditary rights
    3. ownership rights
    4. education rights
  9. What changes did WW1 bring in the status and role of women?
  10. How are the links between biology, identification and expression traditionally seen?
  11. Give three examples of how the traditional links between biology, identification and expression have been challenged.
  12. Give three examples of how socialisation influences our perception of gender roles.
  13. Why did Mary Wollstonecraft argue that women might appear inferior?
  14. What did Wollstonecraft argue for as a remedy for the appearance of female inferiority?
  15. What did the first wave of feminism focus on?
  16. What was the focus of second wave feminism?
  17. What changes in British law are the result of second wave feminism?
  18. What is the focus of third wave feminism?
  19. What is the difference between reform feminism and radical feminism?
  20. What might reform feminism and radical feminism argue are the changes needed in Christianity?
  21. How did Plato perceive the status and role of men and women?
  22. How did Aristotle understand the status and role of men and women?
  23. How did Aquinas understand the status and role of men and women?
  24. What is the classical Christian view of the role and status of men and women?
  25. How can the classical Christian view be used to support men only ordination?
  26. What did Mary Daly argue about the role and status of men and women?
  27. How might the teachings in Genesis be used to support the view that:
    1. men and women are equal but different?
    2. men have a higher status than women?
  28. What does St. Paul in Ephesians 5 say about the roles of men and women in families?
  29. What is a patriarchal interpretation of Ephesians 5?
  30. How might a reform feminist interpret Ephesians 5?
  31. What is the Mulieris Dignitatem?
  32. What does the Mulieris Dignitatemargue about the ideal embodiment of the female personality?
  33. What does the Mulieris Dignitatemsay about parenthood?
  34. What does the Mulieris Dignitatemsay about the pain of childbirth and the joy of motherhood?
  35. According to the Mulieris Dignitatem, how is Mary the model of womanhood?
  36. What is the traditional Christian view of family?
  37. How do the consequences of sin in Genesis 3 show traditional family roles?
  38. How do sociologists and anthropologists define family?
  39. According to the Bible, when is marriage instituted, and why is this significant?
  40. Roman Catholic teaching is that marriage is a sacrament. What does this mean?
  41. How has the rise in divorce challenged the traditional view of marriage and family?
  42. How have contraception and abortion challenged the traditional view of marriage and family?
  43. How has changing views on homosexuality challenged the traditional view of marriage and family?
  44. What was Simone de Beauvoir’s analysis of the negatives of motherhood?
  45. What did Ann Oakley mean when she claimed that motherhood was not a biological urge?
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