The public and the private in gender roles

An anthropologist reports on one of the strange summer
rituals which happen in some pastoral English villages.

On long, hot summer days some of the men in Yorkshire villages are prone to engage in a ritual that involves standing in mown grassy fields, rubbing a leather clad projectile up and down their symbolic Seguir leyendo

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Enfoque socio-afectivo


Los países nórdicos fueron pioneros en poner en marcha programas
de educación para la paz en Europa. Sin embargo, tras algunos años, al
evaluar el impacto de estos programas se encontraron algunas respuestas
sorprendentes. Cuando se preguntaba al alumnado sobre informes,
declaraciones, cifras, etc. relacionadas con Seguir leyendo

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More Power Than We Want: Masculine Sexuality and Violence

by Bruce Kokopeli and George Lakey

Masculine sexuality involves the oppression of women, competition among men, and homophobia (fear of homosexuality). Patriarchy, the systematic domination of women by men through unequal opportunities, rewards, punishments, and the internalization of unequal expectations through sex role differentiation, is the institution which organizes these behaviors. Patriarchy is men having more power, both personally and politically, than women of the same rank. This imbalance of power is the core of patriarchy, but definitely not the extent of it.

Sex inequality cannot be routinely enforced through open violence or even blatant discriminatory agreements – patriarchy also needs its values accepted in the minds of people. If as many young women wanted to be physicians as men, and as many young men wanted to be nurses as women, the medical schools and the hospitals would be hard put to maintain the masculine domination of health care; open struggle and the naked exercise of power would be necessary. Little girls, therefore, are encouraged to think “nurse” and boys to think “doctor”.

Patriarchy assigns a list of human characteristics according to gender: women should be nurturant, gentle, in touch with their feelings, etc.; men should be productive, competitive, super-rational, etc. Occupations are valued according to these gender-linked characteristics, so social work, teaching, housework, and nursing are of lower status than business executive, judge, or professional football player.

When men do enter “feminine” professions, they disproportionately rise to the top and become chefs, principals of schools, directors of ballet, and teachers of social work. A man is somewhat excused form his sex role deviation if he at least dominates within the deviation. Domination, after all, is what patriarchy is all about.

Access to powerful positions by women (i.e., those positions formerly limited to men) is contingent on the women adopting some masculine characteristics, such as competitiveness. They feel pressure to give up qualities assigned to females (such as Seguir leyendo

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Country Joe McDonald – Feel Like I’m Fixing To Die – Woodstock (HD)

Give me an “F! …”F”! give me a “U”! …”U”!
Give me a “C”! …”C” Give me a “K”! …”K”!

Well come on all of you big strong men, Uncle Sam needs your help again,
he got himself in a terrible jam, way down yonder in Vietnam,
put down your books and pick up a gun, we’re gunna have a whole lotta fun.

and its 1,2,3 what are we fightin for?
don’t ask me i don’t give a dam, the next stop is Vietnam,
and its 5,6,7 open up the pearly gates. Well there aint no time to wonder why…WHOPEE we’re all gunna die.

now come on wall street don’t be slow, why man this’s war a-go-go,
there’s plenty good money to be made, supplyin’ the army with the tools of the trade,
just hope and pray that when they drop the bomb, they drop it on the Vietcong.


now come on generals lets move fast, your big chance is here at last.
nite you go out and get those reds cuz the only good commie is one thats dead,
you know that peace can only be won, when you blow em all to kingdom come.

(spoken)- listen people i dont know you expect to ever stop the war if you cant sing any better than that… theres about 300,000 of you fuc|ers out there.. i want you to start singing..


now come on mothers throughout the land, pack your boys off to vietnam,
come on fathers don’t hesitate, send your sons off before its too late,
be the first one on your block, to have your boy come home in a box


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Why I hate Teach for America

Fuente original:

Why I Hate Teach for America

(Encontraréis una traducción hecha por San Google al final del artículo. Comentadme si no sirve para mucho y busco un momento para revisarla. Gracias)

By Anna on 8.23.2008

Like many English majors who have reached their senior year of college and are unsure of what kind of job they can get with that specialized B.A. in interwar period lesbian literature, five years ago I applied to both Teach for America (TFA) and the New York City Teaching Fellows (NYCTF). I was promptly rejected by both, but applied to NYCTF again the following year, this time checking the “yes, I would be interested in teaching education” and “yes, I would be interested in teaching mathematics even though I did not major in it” boxes.

Like magic, I was accepted into NYCTF’s “math immersion program,” which provided me with a whole two weeks of extra training in math before the seven weeks of “pre-service training” that all Teaching Fellows go through before the first day of school, and in September of 2005 I began my career as a high school math teacher. As a NYC Teaching Fellow I had to earn a masters degree in math education by attending night classes two to four times a week and during the summer. The cost of this degree was automatically deducted from my pay-check every two weeks and was then partially reimbursed by a $4725 Americorp grant (which, to my knowledge, is not a given for every cohort of Teaching Fellows, but was specific to certain cohorts).

At my school, a small public high school in Brooklyn, New York, well over half of the teachers at the school are Teaching Fellows, and, at least in the three years I have been at the school, the longest any of us has stayed (yet) is Seguir leyendo

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Lenguaje Sexista

La RAE cuestiona las guias para la utilización de un lenguaje nosexista:

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I want to – Yo quiero / 8 de marzo

Versión Original en inglés:!__i-want-to

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