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    Patriarchal Gender Schema

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    With regard to the article "Becoming Members of Society: Learning The Social Meanings of Gender" by Aaron H. Devor

    1) What does Devor mean by 'patriarchal gender schema'?

    2) Devor claims that most languages present gender as "binary and permanent" (Par. 3) What does he mean by this? How does Devor challenge this idea--that is, what is the alternative to gender being binary and permanent--and how persuasive is his evidence?

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    1) Patriarchal gender schema basically translates into "male/father gender basis." Essentially, language takes a default male view (think of things such as subject-verb agreement, in which people often assume the "he," and furthermore even use the ambiguous ...

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    Understanding Patriarchal Gender Schema