AbstractUsing Brony subculture as an example of challenging traditional gender roles, this learning exercise introduces the concepts of gender socialization and performance from a male perspective; while opening a dialogue about prejudice, discrimination and intolerance in our society. The exercise spans two fifty minute classes, and can garner much discussion...
- Subject Area(s):
- Sex and Gender
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- College 100
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Usage NotesThe exercise spans two fifty minute classes. Instructors may either have students who identify as Bronies or students who have close friends and family who identify as Bronies; this makes the first part of the exercise very difficult because students’ comments are so very negative. At the start of this exercise, I stress that we are going to be honest...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will understand and differentiate key sociological concepts, such as gender socialization, gender performance, gender, biological sex, and sexuality.
- Students will understand that modern-day definitions of masculinity and femininity are fluid and changeable.
- Students will question why societally-defined feminine characteristics are devalued.
- Written discussion questions that students will hand in for credit.
- Marked change in description of Bronies after students watch the documentary; visually displayed when instructor writes words and phrases on the board.