Research Project Proposal & Annotated Bibliography: How females behavior still restricted by stereotypes nowaday?

Issue:

How females behavior still restricted by stereotypes nowaday?

Abstract:

Everyone in the society today wants to have free individual rights and pursue equality for all. Especially under the influence of patriarchal society, females’ status and human rights are limited.Whether in the East or in the West, the identity of both men and women is based on their body’s workforce production and the image of the past.

In Chinese mythology, the mythology’s female image is perfect and the status is supreme when it is in the matriarchal society. In the patriarchal society, the female image in mythology is often discredited. In Greek mythology, since the power in the real society is controlled by the male, the myth is also shaped by the male. Most of the female images in the myth are the images of the “other”. Even though the feminist ideas in the western countries of the 18th century have been enlightened, the development of female’s rights is still bound by patriarchal societies and traditional thoughts and cultures.

The goal of this research project is thus threefold. Above all, it seeks to understand the usage and importance of online communication tools to tertiary students these days. Above all, it seeks to understand the people think and feeling of as male / female double standards these days. Secondly, the project seeks to investigate the actual positive and negative impacts on both people think of a male / female double standards and media culture and traditional thinking effect by the current society. Thirdly, the project attempts to explore whether people use the double standards of men and women to criticize a person’s behavior as a form of discrimination.The main methodology will be interview. Detailed questions will be asked and the participants will mainly be my fellow classmates.

Keywords:
Female, Feminist, Feminism, Identity
Gender Role Beliefs, Sex Roles, Gender Differences

Research questions:

1.) What do people think of as male / female double standards?

2.) Is this phenomenon related to local culture? (eg. Patriarchal society)

3.) Is it a discrimination that people criticize someone’s act
      by their male / female double standards?

Introduction:

This study discovers how females behavior still restricted by stereotypes nowaday?

According to my experience, my friend noticed that my every act is etiquette such as cover a mouth when you having some hot food. She told me that the behavior of a girl act etiquettely mean she is a real female. Her thoughts made me curious and led me to research. As of the existence of an era of equality for all and the opening of female’s rights, some people still use the double standards to standardize the behavior of men and women.

And the news of a Financial Times investigation found that female hostesses were groped at a men-only charity gala attended by hundreds of senior executives in UK.The FT reported that women working at this year’s black-tie event were given short, tight, black dresses, black high heels and a black belt resembling a corset. They told of men repeated dressing hands up their skirts and said one attendee exposed his penis to a hostess.

Danica Kirkauk (2018, Jan 24). UK ‘old boys’ club rocked by sexual misconduct accusations. London abc News. Associated Press. Available at http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/backlash-harassment-reports-uk-charity-dinner-52572826

Which means that women have since been subjected to unequal treatment and disrespect.Also,the status of female and the female’s rights may be suppressed by environmental factors. However, is it correct to emphasize feminism that women’s rights are strived for the liberation of women?

In Le Deuxème Sexe [1.], Simone de Beauvoir proposed not only to complain about men’s discrimination against women, but also meanly, sometimes cruel, acts. At the same time, it also points out that women also have an unshirkable responsibility for the disadvantaged status of women. Beauvoir believes that females are passive, yield, lack of ambition. The author therefore believes that the success of women’s liberation can only be achieved by the common and determined will of men and women.

[1.] Le Deuxième Sexe is a 1949 book by the French existentialist Simone de Beauvoir, in which the author discusses the treatment of women throughout history.

 

This study will be based on theory of “The Second Sex”, social and cultural system and cultural impact of the media in order to study whether this discrimination against women, or unequal to men.

Annotated Bibliography:

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The purpose of this table 2 was to examine the test-retest
reliability of the 10-item GRBS from Michael J. Brown* and Nancy Gladstone’s a Short Version of the Gender Role Beliefs Scale Development of a Short Version of the Gender Role Beliefs Scale study.

4.1. Participants
A sample of 84 undergraduate students (58% female and 42% male) participated in this study for extra credit. The mean age of participants was 19.67 (SD = 2.46) and ranged from 18 – 36 years. The sample was moderately diverse: 83% White, 3% Black, 7% Hispanic, 5% Asian, and 2% “other.”

Michael J. Brown* & Nancy Gladstone (2012). Development of a Short Version of the Gender Role Beliefs Scale. U.S.A : Department of Psychology, State University of New York, College at Oneonta.
Available at http://article.sapub.org/pdf/10.5923.j.ijpbs.20120205.05.pdf

 

Senior lawmakers in Britain’s Parliament on Wedneday Jan. 24, 2018 demanded tougher laws against harassment, after a Financial Times investigation found that women were groped at a men-only charity gala attended by hundreds of senior executives.

…. a Financial Times investigation found that female hostesses were groped at a men-only charity gala attended by hundreds of senior executives….

The FT reported that women working at this year’s black-tie event were given short, tight, black dresses, black high heels and a black belt resembling a corset. They told of men repeated dressing hands up their skirts and said one attendee exposed his penis to a hostess…

Danica Kirkauk (2018, Jan 24). UK ‘old boys’ club rocked by sexual misconduct accusations. London abc News. Associated Press. Available at http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/backlash-harassment-reports-uk-charity-dinner-52572826

 

United Nations. Emma Watson. (2014 September). Emma Watson at the HeForShe Campaign 2014 – Official UN Video. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkjW9PZBRfk&t=310s

In doing so, she launched the HeForShe initiative, which aims to get men and boys to join the feminist fight for gender equality .In the speech, Ms. Watson made the important point that in order for gender equality to be achieved, harmful and destructive stereotypes of masculinity and behavioral expectations for boys and men have got to change .

… feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.

Nicki Lisa Cole, Ph.D. (Updated 2017, March 28). Transcript of Emma Watson’s 2014 Speech on Gender Equality – the full transcript of Emma Watson’s thirteen-minute speech in 2014 September. ThoughtCo. Available at https://www.thoughtco.com/transcript-of-emma-watsons-speech-on-gender-equality-3026200

 

References:

Research PPT reviewed : How females’ behavior restricted by stereotypes?
https://keirna.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/ppt-e79a84e589afe69cac.pdf

University of Southern California (Jan 25, 2018),Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper: Annotated Bibliography, U.S.A: California
Available at http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/annotatedbibliography

Anonymous.(n.d). The Second Sex. WikipediaAvailable at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Sex

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