Gender and Gender Roles in “The Appeal of the Androgynous Man” and “Chicken-Hips” Overview The readings “The Appeal of the Androgynous Man” by Amy Gross and “Chicken-Hips” by Catherine Pigott deal with gender and gender roles in very different ways. The nature of male gender and gender roles is examined in the Androgynous Man”. Female body image and beauty standards in different cultures were examined in “Chicken-Hips”. Learning Objectives -Learn about gender and gender roles -Learn about social constructions -Examine how social constructions affect our daily lives. Learning Activities Using the readings as a starting point we will get the students to look at gender and gender roles. On the backboard create four columns. In the first and...The end:
..... was considered normal for women in Gambia(Pigott 408). When she returned to Canada she found that she was no longer considered beautiful. The standard there was for women to be thin. As a fatter person she was harassed by her friends(Pigott 409). In conclusion, these two readings explore gender and gender roles in for both men and women. Gross looks at male gender construction in the west. Pigott compass ideal body types for women in west and in Gambia. Works Cited Gross, Amy “The Appeal of the Androgynous Man” in Reading and Writing Communicating in College, Pearson Custom Publishing, Toronto, 2007: 24-27. Pigott , Catherine, “Chicken-Hips” in Reading and Writing Communicating in College, Pearson Custom Publishing, Toronto, 2007: 407-409.