Monday, December 12, 2005

X: A Fabulous Child's Story

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.
2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
Mr. O

23 Comments:

Blogger Dan said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.

X's parents wanted X to grow up with boy and girl toys, boy and girl clothes, and experience both boy and girl activities such as playing ball and playing house. X then got his friends to do the same and it did not really matter whether a person was a different sex, they got to play whatever they wanted.

2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?

I believe that if this was to happen in our modern day, no one would be very hostile. Stereotypes are what are driving our populations apart. If baby X ever did exist, I think people would except it because it just gets rid of one of the major stereotypes of boy vs. girl.

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did

I think that Calgary today is at a minimum with gender based stereotypes. Ever since the first big women activists, women have been on the rise. They showed men that anything they can do, woman can do as well. Nowadays, women are every part as big as men are in this modern day society

2:27 PM

 
Blogger shelby said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.
a) When Mr. Jones went to purchase clothing, the instruction manual said to buy a lot of each gender's clothes. There were trying to change the stereotype of what each gender should wear.
b) X's parents were deliberately trying to change the stereotype of what a boy's or girl's hobbies should be. For example, X was a great athlete and a great baker!
c) Lastly, X's parents were deliberately trying to change the stereotype of how a boy or girl baby should be raised. For example, a boy baby doesn't shouldn't just be bounced around and a girl baby shouldn't just be cuddled.
2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
Yes, unfortunately I do think that society would respon with hostility if something like this were to happen. I think that everyone would be very concerned about the child's welfare, and how they would be treated later on in life. Also many people would probably say that it was morally wrong.
3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
I think that society today in Calgary is stereotypical, but not to the extreme. For example, when I go shopping I'd say that 75% of stores have both women's and men's clothing. But then again, stores like Mission have a Mission girls store and a completely different Mission Boys.

2:30 PM

 
Blogger ZoeS said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.
a. They treated the baby the way they would treat both a girl and a boy, for example by equally bouncing it and saying how strong and active it was, and cuddling, kissing and telling it how sweet and dainty it was.
b. When X was a baby, the Joneses bought clothing for both a girl and a boy and had X wear these clothes. When X got older, it had basically neutral clothing, like overalls.
c. They read X fairy tales in which the male and female roles had been switched, like "Sleeping Handsome who woke up when Princess Charming kissed him".
2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
Yes, I think that society would respond with hostility, and more than is shown in the story. In the story, there is nothing but a few concerned parents. I doubt that now most parents would be bothered by their children doing activities regularly constrained to the opposite gender, but they would object, possibly violently, to a "child X" in their childrens' lives. Anyone really different like this would probably be frowned upon by society in general, and maybe not even let into some schools or something similar.
3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
I think that we have moved on a great deal further than the people are shown in the story. No one minds whether girls do boys' activities, or vice versa. There are both boys and girls in all kinds of occupations, so I think that in gender-based stereotypes we are pretty far, although what we slip a bit into our everyday thinking may be a bit different. We might think automatically that boys, or girls should be doing certain things, although we see otherwise.

2:30 PM

 
Blogger alex said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.
X’s parents tried to have X experience the world from a boy and a girls eyes. They bought X girls toys and guys toys, girls clothes and guys clothes and treated X like a boy and a girl. In turn when X went to school X ended up having other kids experience some of this as well.
2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
I think everyone would be quite disturbed and many people would probably be angry if something like this happened in society today. This is because our entire society is built on a stereotypical class system. An example of this is rich white business men, housewives, men work, women stay at home, girls do well in school, guys are good at sports.
3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
I think we are moving in the right direction in Calgary’s society. This is because over time women have started working and providing for families. Some men also now stay at home and take care of children. There are many women lawyers, judges and doctors in Calgary’s society. This shows that they have prominent jobs as well.

8:05 AM

 
Blogger Kirsten said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.

Well first of all they just took in the task of raising this X baby, which of course they knew would change the way that people would precive children and the relation between boy and girl. they thought long and hard about what would be considered unisex clothing, behavior and attitudes and then they devoted their time to teaching this "x" to be the kind of child that everyone wants so that it woldn't matter if ti was a boy or girl. and lastly they stuck with their word in raising this child and supporting it, giving it toys for boys and girls and making it a rolemodel for other children.
2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?

no i dont think so, people are very judgemental of everything about people in general. Media has greatly influenced these sterotypes and "right and wrongs" of society. many people judge books by their cover and if something stands out, then people will notice and and therefor think it is weird and abnormal, just like in the case of X.

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.

i think that our society today is at a middle point as far as gender based prujudice goes, as i was talking about earlier if something or someone chooses not to conform to society and that one perfect image then they are considered an abnormalty. the whole concept of X could kind of be conceived as a cross dresser, if you are walking down that street and you see a cross dresser your imediate instinct is to laugh and poke fun. but on the other hand i think that many people appreciate the differences of men and woman but their differances (rights, talents, qualifications, abilities)are not as great today as they would have been in say the 1800's. society has evolved enourmously and they will continue to evolve and hopefully completly eliminate this discrimination.

5:12 PM

 
Blogger MikeH said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs. a girl should do.
X’s parents were trying to change the stereotype between boys and girls by reading him a story in which sleeping handsome is woken with a kiss from a beautiful princess, by cuddling him and bouncing him to make him strong for a girl and tender for a boy, and when they bought it both boys fire trucks and girls house sets so he could play and become good at both.
2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
Yes, in our society there are several things that are only for boys and only for girls and if there was a person who they didn’t know which was which, the children as well as the parents would be angry. If X went into both boys and girls change rooms, there would be a big problem because in the boys change rooms they would assume it is a girl while in the girl’s change rooms they would assume it is a boy causing mass chaos between the sexes. I also think a lot of child’s rights groups would be very angry because this child would be forced into a life of pain and suffering. Children would constantly be making fun of it and, until its gender is told, it would never stop being harassed.
3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
I think that even though we have made much progress regarding gender-based stereotypes, we still have a very long way to go. If a boy joined a girl’s tap dancing class, he would be constantly made fun of by other boys for being girly. If a girl joined an all boys hockey league, even though she is allowed, she would be shunned from the group and called names like “butch” just because she plays hockey. Even in the business world, the number of female CEOs of companies is absolutely miniscule compares to the number of male CEOs. Though we have made great progress, there is much work to be done on erasing gender based stereotypes.
Mike Henry

7:40 PM

 
Blogger Meike said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.
Three examples in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do are when they bought their child boys and girls clothes, when they made sure that their child would be able to use the principal's washroom and by making sure that their child loved both "sides" of things like relay racing and baking.

2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
No I do not think that our society would react with hostility if something like this were to happen now. I think that our society is to the point where we can accept men and women doing things befitting the other gender. People don't mind if women are very active and if men are good at cooking. If there was a person who claimed to be an "X" people may be a bit hostile but normally when people are well-rounded and interested in everything people have no problem with that.

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
I think that sexism is widely regarded as inappropriate and old-fashioned in Calgary's society now although that I know that, being a girl, there are still instances of sexism that pop up. I know that a lot of people however make inferences based on people's looks or hobbies as to what kind of person they are. One recent example is the gay-marriage controversy. I think that a lot of people are against gay marriage because it is something different and new to them, which kind of relates to X's story. Lots of people can make prejustices and stereotypes against people who have a different sexual orientation.

8:01 PM

 
Blogger Joel said...

1.Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.

x's parents wanted X to be more of a wellrounded person. They wanted X to be able to accept both boys and girls activities and be open-minded. X showed that you could still enjoy your self even if you were a boy doing girls activities or a girl doing boys activities. X also showed that it didnt matter what sex you were to do different activities.

2.While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now

I believe that if this happened during modern day people would not be hostile. People woudln't respond with hostility because it doesn't matter what sex you are when you are young, you should be able to do what you enjoy. I think people would except this because it shows people that it just because you are a girl or a boy you don't need to do different things.

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did

I think that Calgary has minimal gender based stereotypes. Women are allowed to play the same sports and have the same jobs that men have and sometimes women even play on the same sports teams. This is an example of how society is getting better at limiting the gender based stereotypes. In this day and age women have just as equal rights as men do.

8:03 PM

 
Blogger Tanuj Dutta said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.

a. Bouncing the child up and down while saying how strong he was is considered something you would do to a boy. If you cuddle and kiss a child you are treating it like a girl. They changed the stereotypes by cuddling X, and bouncing him up and down

b. Boys wear ,pants, blue pajamas etc. While girls where skirts and flowered pink pajamas. X's parents changed the stereotype by making X wear blue pajamas, skirts, and flowered underwear.

c. Boys like sports such as baseball, football etc. While girls like to enter baking contests and do not like to play rough sports. Boys like to dirty rough things. While girls like to paint nails, and like the colour pink. X’s parents changes the stereotype by allowing X to play baseball, enter running contests and enter baking contests.

2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?

If something like that were to happen today many things would happen. One thing would be that the church would go crazy. Since the church is against clone like things. Then human rights issues would come up. Does the X really want to be an X? What if they want to be a girl?

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.

Gender based stereotypes are not nearly as powerful as they are portrayed in the story X. Stereotypes are still there. Most stereotypes are based on sports. Rugby and Field Hockey are perfect examples. Only girls play Field Hockey in leagues. Only Boys play Rugby, because rugby is considered to be to though for girls. Another sport is Hockey which is mainly dominated by boys.

9:06 PM

 
Blogger laurenjoe said...

X: A Fabulous Child's Story

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.
1) When they dress X in boys and girls clothes or more of neutral clothing that both boys and girls wear. For example overalls.
2) Treating X equally as boy and a girl - bouncing X on their knee and at the same time telling X how cute it was
3) When X's parents read X bedtime stories- Reading X stories of both male and female characters/heroes.
2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
Yes, I think that society would respond very hostile to having a child X in their children’s lives. I think that if a child X was introduced into society now people would act more hostile then they did in the story. I believe this because it would have a big affect on other children who would go to school with X. Many parents would be questioning X’s parents and may take their own children out of that school.
3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
Compared to the story I would have to say that our society now has come along way. Girls and boys rights are equally the same; women and men are allowed to play the same sports, work and many different activities.

8:02 PM

 
Blogger samy said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.

X's parents tried to change the stereotype of what a boy or a girl should do by buying X boys and girls toys. Another thing they did was get the teacher to let X use the principals washroom instead of the boys or girls washroom. They also dressed X in overalls that were not boy's or girl's overalls. They also bounced him like a boy should be and love him and hug him like a girl should be.

2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?

I think that they would be a bit taken back by the fact that X is not a boy or a girl but i also think that they would be nice. In this day and age it would not be that hard on the child because now a days most things are available to boys and girls and not just for one gendre like boys can bake (which would be considered a girls hobby) and girls can be truck drivers (which would be condidered a boys job).

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.

I think that Calgary's society in 2005 does have gendre based stereotypes. Girls and boys have equal rights now a days. One detailed example of this is that more than one hundre

11:58 AM

 
Blogger sydneyJ said...

1.
a. The first thing they did was purchase a lot of toys and clothing from both genders. They gave these items to X to wear with no stereotypes as what it should wear or play with. They also played with the baby both ways by bouncing it on the parent’s knees and cuddling it as well.
b. The second thing they did was encourage X to participate in all activities. Sport, cooking and sewing activities. Activities that are thought to be gender specific.
c. They also contacted the school as to have the children line up alphabetically instead of girls and boys. They also asked if X could use the principle’s washroom. They eliminated separation between the genders in the school.
2. I think that people today wouldn’t react so violently when their children participated in different activities such as cooking and sports because society today is as sexist as it was in this story. However, some people might still be skeptical and prejudice towards X.

1:03 PM

 
Blogger Chandlerpeacock said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.

X's parents wanted X to be treated just like any other boy or girl. Therefore they gave him girl toys and boy toys. They also told X stories about girls and stories about boys. They also dressed X in girl clothes an boy clothes and othern unisex clothes.

2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?

I think that many people would have been worried about X. Parents wouldnt want there children to hang out with X and X probably would have been made fun of by his fellow students. Not only that but I think it would be harder for X to get a job when X became older.

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice?
I think that people in Calgary and around the world are over all more accepting then they used to be. Being homosexual or a certain color of skin doesn't matter to alot of people any more. But I do think we have a long way to go. not only that but Alberta lets both men and women work in every industry. Now there are few cases in which certain genders can't participate in certain things.

1:07 PM

 
Blogger Lara said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.

Three ways X’s parents deliberately tried to change the sterotype of was boys vs. girls should do are:
1) When X’s parents make sure X is good at both girl and boy hobbies like baking and being an athlete
2) When X’s parents say that X should be both cuddled like a girl and bounced around like a boy
3) When X’s parents buy X clothes they buy unisex clothing instead of pink clothing or blue clothing

2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?

I think that society would respond not as hostile as the parents did in this. Now a day there is more stretch between some things, for example it is not weird for a boy to cook or a girl to be an athlete.

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did

I think that in Calgary we are not as prejudice as we were before. For example many years ago there were so many gender-based stereotypes and tons of prejudice. I think that Calgary still holds some gender-based stereotypes such as the fact that many CEO’s or managers of large companies are usually men and that most athletes are male.

1:29 PM

 
Blogger aaron said...

1.

a)They brought the baby up in ways that both a male and a female would be brought up. They bounced the baby on their knee (like a boy) and they cuddled the baby (like a girl)

b) They made X's appearance so that they cannot tell what gender the baby is. They gave bought X clothes that both a girl and a boy would choose to wear.

c) X would partake in both female and male activities. X would go in things like baking contests, but he would also go in athletic competitions.

2. Yes, I think that society would respond with hostility. I think this because society tends to take that outlook on anything new. I think that society would be scared of such a creation, and try to destroy it.

3. I think that there are many different gender-based stereotypes. Girls are expected to act a certain way, and boys are expected to act a certain way. Girls are expected to like certain movies and TV shows, and boys are supposed to like others.

1:31 PM

 
Blogger jose_eb said...

1. The first thing that X's parents were doing to change the stereotype of what a boy V.S a girl does, was buying X a stuffed animal, and at the same time they would buy him a godzilla. Another way that the parents were doing that was by; treating him like a boy, but at the same time as a girl. For example, they would bounce him up and down, and make him active, but at the same time they would cuddle him, and kiss him. The other action they took was by buying him clothes for woman, and clothes for men.

2. I think that society would respond with hostility, especially religious groups. The best a baby x could wish for today would be to be ignored. The parents of the children that went to the same school as X would be worried about the influence of x on their kids. As I said before, the biggest problem would be religious groups, they would be arguing about the ethics of the expiriment.

3. I think that the Calgary society is in a very good position regarding gender based stereotypes. Some years ago, woman didn't play rugby, because it is a "boys" sport, and now there is female rugby league. Another example that we are in good shape is that in the past few years, we have been getting female sports on tv. About 20 years ago, it was unthimkable to put a female sport on tv, and now it is a becoming a very good tool for sports channels.

10:01 PM

 
Blogger Carleycc said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.
X’s parents tried to change the way people thought of boys and girl by making it so no one know what X’s sex is. They made X have asexual toys and clothes and do bothing boy things and girl things!
2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
I think some would and some wouldn’t. I think that some might say something for the fact that they just didn’t know. People tend to fear the unknown! So if this happending nnow no parents would probly star something becsaue there boys and there girls are sweitching choirs but problaby because of the unkknown.
3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
I don’t think that you can just say it as simple of how calgary is. Calgary has so many people in it and so many different situations. I don’t think that I cant just label calgary for having disrimanation agains sexs because there are only people that do it. Yess there is still discrimination against sexes but no calgary doesn’t discriminate!

7:04 AM

 
Blogger Andrea said...

1.
X's parents are trying to change the stereotype of what boys vs girls should do. One thing that they try and change is the type of toys that boys or girls should play with. They give X toys that boys would have and toys that girls would have. Another thing that X's parents try and change is the clothes that boys or girls should wear. They give X overalls because boys or girls cuold wear them. One last thing that X's parents try and change is the books that boys or girls shoud read. They give X books that little boys would like and they give X books that little girls would like.

2.
I think that if someone like baby X were to exist people in our society today would accept it. I don't think that people today would have a problem with baby X and it's behavior.

3.
I think that our society has improved over the years with prejudice against certain genders. Our society is still prejudice against different genders but has improved. There is still stereotypes against woman in ways that they can't play certain sports or participate in certain acitivities.

7:41 AM

 
Blogger samy said...

REDO- The ending of #3 didn't get put on my first comment so i'm redoing #3 with the ending.

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.

I think that Calgary's society in 2005 does have gender-based stereotypes but they are beginning to diminish along with other stereotypes. Girls and boys have equal rights now a days compared to before. Both genders have equal chances to play sports, have hobbies, and get jobs. One detailed example of this is that women started out as men's possessions and they were only allowed to do housework and look after the family. Women have progressed a lot since then. Women are now allowed to be elected for parliament, there are numerous professional sports team that women can play on, women have an equal chance to get into universities, and women can now have jobs of authority such as police officers and judges. Women are allowed to vote for government now unlike a few centuries ago. Also now a days men can do things that they weren’t really supposed to do before such as cooking, cleaning, and they can have jobs such as being a nurse or a teacher.

8:57 PM

 
Blogger laurenjoe said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.
A) When they dress X in boys and girls clothes or more of neutral clothing that both boys and girls wear. For example overalls.
B) Treating X equally as boy and a girl - bouncing X on their knee and at the same time telling X how cute it was
C) When X's parents read X bedtime stories- Reading X stories of both male and female characters/heroes.
2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
Yes, I think that society would respond very hostile to having a child X in their children’s lives. I think that if a child X was introduced into society now people would act more hostile then they did in the story. I believe this because it would have a big affect on other children who would go to school with X. Many parents would be questioning X’s parents and may take their own children out of that school.
3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
Compared to the story I would have to say that our society now has come along way. All sports teams have leagues for boys and girls. Also most sports such as hockey also have co-ed teams. Another example of why I think that gender-based stereotypes have come further is in schooling. There are some schools that are all girls or all boys but most school are co-ed, meaning that boys and girls can attend.

6:19 PM

 
Blogger Meike said...

1. Identify 3 ways in which X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs a girl should do.
The first way in which X's parents were trying to change a stereotype of what a boy vs girl should do was when X was a baby they spent equal amounts of time bouncing it and saying how strong and active it was as cuddling it and kissing it and telling it how sweet and dainty it was.
A second example is when the Joneses bought boy "boys" and "girls" toys like buying a storybook about a brave princess who rescued a handsome prince from his ivory tower and another one about a brother and sister who grew up to be a baseball and ballet star and you had to guess which was which.
And a final example of how X's parents were deliberately trying to change a stereotype about what a boy vs girl should do is when they bought both boys and girls clothing for X and when it got older it wore overalls which didn't button left to right or right to left so they couldn't tell whether it was a boy or girl.

2. While the example is obviously exaggerated, do you think society would respond with hostility if something like this were to happen now?
I think that society would not respond with hostility if something like this would happen now. I think that it is widely acceptable in our society now that people can have interests and occupations that may normally be considered better or more suited for the opposite gender. I do believe however that while society might not have a problem with people with a wide range of interests they may have a problem with a person considering itself an "X" or both genders, they may think that is absurd and very queer. Society would not look upon this person with favour.

3. Where do you think we are currently at, that is Calgary's society in 2005, regarding gender-based stereotypes and prejudice? Give one detailed example of why you answered as you did.
I think that in Calgary in 2005 the majority of the public is at the stage where they accept people who have a wide range of interests and do not really discriminate against people who have interests which may normally be considered more common in the opposite gender. Of course we still label things depending on which gender they generally fit better but we do not oppose people who are not afraid to go outside of these boundaries. Jobs are another example, both men and women can work in all jobs nowadays. I think the most prejustices we have in society which are gender-based are in terms of clothing. An example is when in most stores they have sections for "men" and "women" and it is not widely known for people to shop in the section for the opposite gender.

6:25 PM

 
Blogger Nii said...

X's Parents raised X with boy and girl toys. X also had boy and girl clothes. Also X did both boy and girl activitys such as playing contact sports and playing with dolls. X's friends started to play with they same things and it didn't matter if they were a boy or girl.

In society today i don't think it would work because if parents had the choice to choose whether they wanted a girl or boy i think they would make there decision and that is what X would become, but at the same time if X did exist it would get rid of common sterotypes that guys work and women clean or whatever.

I think that Calgary is doing well because now people are starting to realize that women can do everything just as well as men can so then people are starting to not judge them based on their sex.

10:48 AM

 
Blogger Lara said...

1. Three ways in which X’s parents were deliberately trying to change the stereotype of what a boy versus a girl should do included
a) X’s parents raised X as though it had the personalities of both a female and a male. For example X’s parents would cuddle and kiss X which was more feminine, but then again they would bounce X around and treat him more like a male at times.
b) The Jones family bought both male and female clothes. They did so to try and change the stereotype of what sorts of clothing each gender should wear
c) In this story when X has to go to the washroom, X uses neither the ladies or men’s toilet, but the principals. Mr. and Ms. Jones request this because they do not want to follow the stereotypical ways of girls and boys.

2.If there were to be a case like X’s, I believe that our society would not respond with as much hostility. In this story the case is clearly overdone, but throughout the recent years, our environment is changing and people are becoming way more accepting. As we have witnessed in real life over the past century we have become way more acceptant of different religions, races and sexualities. I think if this were to happen now a day we would not make as big of a fuss.

3. I believe that currently in Calgary’s society we are still semi-stereotypical but not as much as we used to be. For example hockey is considered more of a masculine sport, and ballet is more feminine. Now in today’s culture it is not as ‘odd’ as it was before for a male to dance, or a female to wrestle. Today there still remains some sexism, for example national sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA and NHL all consist of males.


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