Influence Of Gender Role Socialization And Breast Cancer

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Boquiren, V. E. (2013). Exploring the influence of gender-role socialization and objectified body consciousness on body image disturbance in breast cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 22(10), 2177-2185. Retrieved from,ip,uid&db=pbh&AN=90527903&site=eds-live Boquiren (2013) introduced the article with the difficulty that breast cancer survivors have with their physical appearance after going through treatment and fighting the cancer. The author explained how gender roles and gender socialization affect a woman’s body image and, in turn, her self worth and femininity. Many women self-objectify themselves, meaning that they view their bodies as “an object …show more content…
J. (2014). The Ugly Duckling Effect: Examining Fixed versus Malleable Beliefs about Beauty. Social Cognition, 32(5), 466-483. Retrieved from,ip,uid&db=pbh&AN=98488577&site=eds-live Burkley (2014) started off by explaining the story of The Ugly Duckling and the message it sends about beauty; ‘beauty is malleable’ and if someone is unattractive, they can still achieve beauty. The author pointed out that this message is being regurgitated constantly to women and making them strive to be beautiful even though the image of beauty that they are being fed is unattainable. The author studied the relationship between the belief that ‘beauty is malleable’ and the negative effects on a person’s appearance concerns. Men’s appearance concerns were not influenced by the message sent to them about beauty like the women’s appearance concerns were influenced. Burkley (2014) concluded, “If women with malleable beauty beliefs are most vulnerable to appearance concerns, it may be beneficial to identify them early on, before societal pressures have set in” (p. 479). This article will help support the theme of gender roles in appearance because it highlighted how society has made a beauty standard, or an appearance standard, especially for women. The article encompassed the ideology that women can be beautiful, therefore it is a woman’s job be concerned about their appearance, and the concern …show more content…
The authors clearly connected the importance of gender and the cultural learning of emotion for females and males especially through their parents. The author hit on major points such as the role of fathers, emotional competence, emotional socialization carried through adolescence, and overall emotional development. Root & Denham (2010) concluded that their goal was to provide “a framework of how to better understand the development of emotion in boys and girls” (p. 7). This article will help support the theme of gender stereotypes of expressing emotion because it encompassed how certain emotions are socialized for certain genders and therefore emotions are expressed to match society’s expectations. The article does a good job of summarizing a lot of what Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys brought to light, but the article also focused on girls as

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