Unit 2.1 DB: Gender Socialization


 Discuss examples of how we raise and socialize girls and boys differently, and what impact these differences have on adult functioning.As you think about these differences, discuss the messages conveyed to you, both directly and indirectly, from your caretakers about what it means to be a man or a woman.

  • Did you receive different messages from female caretakers versus male caretakers?
  • Were these messages reflective of traditional gender roles or non-traditional gender roles?
  • What impact did these messages have on your gender identity or expression?
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