PLEASE HELP OUT A STUDENT: Analysis of Race and Gender

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    Hello everyone! I am currently working on a research project for my sociology class called Race in the US. For this assignment I am focusing on intersectionality and the relationship between race and gender privilege/oppression. If any of you would answer these questions it would help me out immensely. No name will be used in the paper and don’t feel pressured to answer the demographic questions if you feel uncomfortable Thank you!


    Demographic Questions

    a. Age

    b. Racial Identity

    c. Gender

    d. Hometown

    e. Education Level

    f. Occupational Status


    Interview questions


    a. Think of and list some qualities that you see as masculine.


    b. Think of and list some qualities that you see as feminine.


    c. Now picture in your mind how you see a person displaying these feminine and masculine qualities? What race and socioeconomic background do to they have? Are the similar to you? In What ways? In what ways do they differ from you?


    d. In what ways do you think these masculine and feminine identities are different across races? For example, do you think that an African American woman and a white woman have different identities as women? How does society expect them to act differently?


    e. Now think more specifically. Do you see differences in expectations in the home for men and women of different races? What about in the career market?


    f. How do you think these differences come into play in large societal movements? For example, how do you believe intersectionality (the mix of people from very different backgrounds) affects the feminist movement? How about race movements such as Black Lives Matter that stands for both men and women?
     
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    These are deep and churning philosophical questions we could spend the next decade on.

    But here's a drop in the bucket, just because it relates to recent postings:

    One (of infinitely many) examples:

    Many school shooters, one common factor: a warped view of masculinity

    Mass Killings in the US: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity

    America's White Masculinity Complex and the Myth of the "Senseless" Mass Shooting

    Why is it Men Who Commit Mass Shootings?

    ---- not to center on this exclusively, but mass gun violence seems to be virtually an exlusively male domain. This indicates a singularly-focused quest for power that is simply not present in the female. Whether that's nature or nurture -- or what combination of both -- is another question, but whatever the combination is seems to shunt women to ideals of community and egalitarianism, while masculinity associates with individuality and authoritarianism (power).

    Race and socioeconomic background play little into the present example, only insofar as they might modulate that perception of power or in this case lack thereof. But I think one is defined absolutely first by one's gender, by race and class only secondarily.
     
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    The variant approaches and expectations here, in all three of these questions, would be cultural rather than racial. We may hammer our expectations of "white man", "black woman" etc. into certain stereotypes, but these are the result of the culture one has been immersed in, which has more to do with economic class than race, and there are always exceptions.
     
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    Have you asked youself whether or not you're pursuing a worthless degree with little to no job prospects in the real working world?
     
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    Seriously, I hope that class is a general requirement and not in your major. That is one lame ass survey.
     
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    I bet it's for a community college.
     
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    Speaking of "lame ass", how come all these posts and only mine actually address the topic at all?

    I suspect that speaks volumes about the gender question as well.
     
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    To be honest, I think your survey is designed to support predrawn conclusions

    I doubt if a credible university would give it much merit
     
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    I can't agree. I've had some training in these things and the survey looks very open-ended to me. I don't see what conclusions it suggests.
    If anything it's not narrow enough, but that's a question of practicality.
     
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    Now picture in your mind how you see a person displaying these feminine and masculine qualities? What race and socioeconomic background do to they have? Are the similar to you? In What ways? In what ways do they differ from you?

    This question supports a predrawn conclusion that masculine and feminine qualities are in fact connected to race and socioeconomic factors
     

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