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The Sexual Double Standard
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Borland, Elizabeth. 2010. “The Sexual Double Standard”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This simple exercise introduces the concept of the sexual double standard, and dramatically shows the power of labels and language in shaping behavior. The instructor conducts a brainstorming session about labels and then moderates discussion about the resulting chart.

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Subject Area(s):
Sex and Gender
Resource Type(s):
Class Activity
Class Level(s):
College 300

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