1.http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/docview/1221844259/fulltextPDF/13FA1F7D9883D03F314/3?accountid=4485 2. http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/slicing-breadwinner-moms-headlines-b9966333z1-218127371.html 3. http://pwq.sagepub.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/content/35/2/318.full.pdf+html 4. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FemininityTropes Now that you have read the background knowledge on “Women and Femininity”, it is time for you to reflect on this knowledge. Please completely answer the following questions. Some of the questions may require you to answer from a male or female perspective. As in other assignments, you may write your responses as an essay, but make sure all questions are answered. Please use the readings (or other material you find on your own) to support/argue your perspectives.
Page Length & Format: 3-4 pages, double-spaced, one-inch margins, 12-point font. Appropriate college-level spelling and grammar are always expected.
How do the readings influence your current knowledge about femininity (how do they match your existing gender schemas)? Explain, and cite information from the readings to support your ideas (you don’t have to do a reference page).
Go back to your results on the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Do you think your rating on that inventory has any influence on how you perceive the information in the articles? For example, if you were rated as very masculine, did you find the information in the articles threatening/supportive to your ideas of masculinity? If you were rated very feminine, do you think the articles support/threaten your ideas of femininity? If your rating was androgynous, how do the articles support/threaten your ideas about femininity?