What struck you in particular as you explored the course materials this week?

Was there anything that caused you to view the world around you differently or examine a topic from a different perspective?What struck you in particular as you explored the course materials this week?Do you have questions that your classmates might be able to help you with? (If you have a question for the instructor, be sure to contact your instructor via email).Part of having the growth mindset, which we talked about in the Post Your Introduction forum, is to learn from the feedback and critiques you get from your instructor and classmates. Review your feedback on the Women in Science and Demographic Mapping Discussion in Week 3. How will you incorporate your instructor’s comments on this week’s discussion?What role does gender stereotyping play in the tendency for girls to grow up to be scientists?Girls’ expressions of their desire to become scientists may be hampered by gender stereotypes. A young girl may believe her ideal is unattainable if she is constantly told that she cannot or will not be somebody. Stereotypes may significantly impact children’s ideas about what they can and cannot do (Yong, 2018).How does this vary around the world?In different countries, a study revealed that 70% of those who took part in the experiment associated with science were men (Jarret, 2009, pg. 5). The research conducted is an excellent illustration of how the general public still adheres to the myth that women are not cut out to be scientists.What kind of cultural messages do we send to children by the way different professions are portrayed in the media, books, movies, and television?I believe varied positions are depicted consistently throughout the media, including literature, films, and television. Children will be more willing to take a risk and change it up if they believe they can do it.How can we help all children overcome stereotypes that may influence their educational performance?By demonstrating to youngsters, the diversity of life’s paths, we can help them overcome preconceptions. Kids should be taught to pursue their hearts and not conform to social norms. In my opinion, the largest obstacle for kids is their perception that, even though they live in a relative environment, they do not stand a chance of succeeding because others do not. I would advise youngsters to try something new in order to break the generational curse they may have been warned about, seen, or felt (Yong, 2018)
CommentMichael, Well-done! You chose the prompt related to gendered stereotypes of scientists. You shared your own understanding of what a scientist looks like, how this has changed since you were a child, how gender stereotypes have influenced girls, and how this understanding of who is a scientist may vary across the world. You also discussed what kind of cultural messages are portrayed in mass media in respect to who works in specific occupations, and shared your thoughts on how we can help children overcome stereotypes that may influence their educational performance. Within our textbook, Crapo (2013) discusses how gender is a social construction – society creates and shapes our understanding of what it is to be a man versus to be a woman. This leads to gendered stereotypes, which clearly can be problematic professionally for men and for women. Perhaps, some of you have seen the movie “Meet the Fockers”. Within this movie, Ben Stiller’s character is ridiculed and discriminated against because he is a male nurse. The implied gender norm is that men are doctors while women are nurses. Think about some other gender stereotypes regarding various professions. How have these stereotypes affected your understanding of how the world operates?
peer review 75 words each for two peers
peer 1.Alyssa NavarreteFridayAug 19 at 7:38pmManage Discussion Entry
Hello everyone.This week was worrisome for me, as I had a family emergency. Thankfully, all is now well. Making myself stick to reading and completing the assignments this week helped me to not be consumed in the emergency, which is easy for me to do given my history. I can’t say that digesting the material was any easier, but as always in anthropology, it was interesting.I often talk to my mom and sister, both of which enjoy learning and have their master’s degrees. I share what I’ve learned and as a conversation starter, ask what they think or if they have heard of the cultural differences I was being taught about. While talking to my sister, she made sure to remind me that I need to look at everything from an academic point of view. My mom reminded me that although I was struggling with a family emergency, I have a village locally to assist whenever I need it; I simply must ask.Personally, what struck me was the research I was conducting for the Final Paper. It was hard not to go into a deep hole and stick to resources that were on my topic. I must have changed my mind at least three times when digging for which culture I wanted to write about. Business was a given because that is what my degree will fall under; however, choosing between being an American-born Mexican, Chicagoan, and a millennial was hard to pick one over the other. Rest assured, I’ve conducted my research and have finally made up my mind.Good luck to you all. We’re almost there.-Alyssa N.
peer 2.Jametria MackYesterdayAug 21 at 5:59pmManage Discussion Entry
Class, what stuck out to me the most during this course will have to be the consistency that I wasn’t keeping up with I barely responded to any of peers and I plan to make use of it by starting to respond. With life and everything going on I gots to say it’s hard. I currently have a D+ and I look forward into changing that. This course is very time consuming and it’s a lot I’m learning as well in this course that could help me on a daily basis.