Gender Stereotypes, Sexism, and Sexual Violence:Explain how you might address issues related to sexism in the mass media and diverse cultural beliefs about gender and gender roles in your social work practice.

Gender Stereotypes, Sexism, and Sexual Violence

Readings

• Adams, M., Blumenfeld, W. J., Castaneda, C., Hackman, H. W., Peters, M. L., & Zuniga, X. (Eds.). (2013). Readings for diversity and social justice. (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge Press.

o Chapter 60, (pp. 323–329)

o Chapter 62, (pp. 334–339)

o Chapter 63, (pp. 340–342)

o Chapter 64, (pp. 342–346)

o Chapter 66, (pp. 349–351)

o Chapter 71, (pp. 358–360)

o Chapter 74, (pp. 365–367)

• Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

o “The Johnson Family”

Sexism

Resources

Media

• Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Johnson (Episode 2of

42) [Video file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

• Katz, J. (2012, November). Violence against women-It’s a men’s issue [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_wom en_it_s_a_men_s_issue

• Kimmell, M. (2015, May). Why gender equality is good for everyone-Men included [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_kimmel_why_gender_equalit y_is_good_for_everyone_men_included

• Ngozi Adichie, C. (2012, November). We should all be feminists. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_sho uld_all_be_feminists#t-28596

Optional Media

• Jhally, S. (Director), Ericsson, S. (Producer), Talreja, S. (Producer), Katz, J. (Writer), & Earp, J. (Writer). (1999). Tough guise: Violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.walden.edu

Discussion

Gender Stereotypes, Sexism, and Sexual Violence

explanation of gender and sexist stereotypes and assumptions around sexual assault made by a professional you observe in the case study episode. Explain how these stereotypes perpetuate violence against women. Apply social work skills for social change advocacy to address sexism. Explain how social workers can respond to the stereotypes and assumptions you have identified in the Johnson case and how you might advocate for social change related to sexism while working with families, clients, and groups and collaborating with other professionals. Be specific about the skills you would apply and the actions you would take.

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Week 3

Sexism

Respond by Day 5 to at least two colleagues by providing additional or alternative ways to respond to the stereotypes and assumptions identified by your colleagues in the Johnson case. Provide additional or alternative ways social workers can address these assumptions and advocate for social change related to sexism while collaborating with other professionals to address the needs of clients.

Journal Assignment

Journal entry: Media and Sexism

2- to 4-page paper, in which you:

• Identify specific messages about gender presented in the mass media

• Discuss messages about gender you have received from your family or cultural group

• Analyze how these messages have influenced your experience with gender

• Explain how you might address issues related to sexism in the mass media and diverse cultural beliefs about gender and gender roles in your social work practice.

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