Aspects of anime, such as a girl cooking a bento for her favorite guy or guys acting pure and innocent, are a reflection of gender roles and expectations in Japanese society.
Gender roles are defined by culture more than physical differences between men and women.
In Part I of the lesson, participants read and discuss a scenario about a sexually active couple; in Part II they learn about methods of birth control.
Because gangs believe women are less suspicious in the eyes of authorities, they are also often tasked with acting as drug "mules," smuggling illicit goods into jails, gathering intelligence on rival gangs, and carrying arms in public spaces.
The unequal treatment of women is seen in gang initiation practices.
Through small group and large group discussion, youth are asked to look at pictures and talk about the similarities and differences between romantic relationships and other relationships and to identify strategies for dealing with challenging relationships.
To view this lesson click here: Source: ETR Re CAPP Website Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school) and IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school) Topic: Romantic Relationships and Dating Duration of Lesson: Not indicated Date Published: 2004 Summary: This lesson engages students in a variety of activities designed to help them evaluate and give advice about romantic and sexual relationships between teen females and adult men.
Certainly, women are pigeonholed into child bearing because guys physically cannot.
However, child rearing roles are a product of culture.While men are subjected to a beating, women are given the choice between this and sustaining sexual relations with multiple gang members for an equivalent length of time, but they are later harassed if they choose the second option.Women who join gangs because they are dating a gang member, meanwhile, get an automatic in and are treated respectfully by the rest of the gang.A study of gender roles in Central America's "maras" sheds light on the dual role of women, who are simultaneously violently exploited and heavily relied on by male gang members.The study "Violent and Abused", a joint initiative between several non-governmental organizations, examines the disempowered but crucial role of women in the Barrio 18 and Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) street gangs in the Northern Triangle countries, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.Male-to-female transformations tend to vastly outnumber the opposite when this trope is in play. It might be Played for Laughs, Played for Drama, or even played for horror if Loss of Identity or an unusual amount of Squick is involved.