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A cognitive ecological model of women’s response to male sexual coercion in dating

We explore on-line gendered identity representations and find them to reflect and reinforce cultural expectations and entrenched hierarchies. We find that virtual identity play is not just a game and may emerge as a powerful force of cultural change. However, all studies have been located in US culture, but what happens in San Francisco CA older dating Traditionally, men in Chinese society were entitled to find the perfect woman by all available means including gift-giving, courting, writing love letters, dating arrangement, etc.

Matchmaking Tsang-ching was an important dating ritual in the past for Chinese young adults, especially Moreno Valley women seeking sex men to choose a suitable women Stockman, Even in modern Taiwanese society, some Taiwanese young adults still rely on a matchmaker to help them find an appropriate man or woman.

In general, matchmakers realize how important equality of family standing is for a married couple. The matchmaker uses meet Fort Collins CO women in of a man and a woman of suitable education, occupation, income, and family background.

If both parties are interested in each otherthe matchmaker will arrange the dating ritual in the house of the female, or more recently in a luxury restaurant. In such a dating ritual, if the man likes the woman he will reveal this at the end of the " tea-offering" process by putting a red envelope with money into the empty cupor directly by telling the matchmaker afterwards.

That is, men have all the power in the matchmaking process.

This in Chinese culture is " upside-down courtship " Doa-juay. A Chinese woman was expected to be passive in dating and to wait for the man to court her, or bear the risk of loosing "face " if active pursuit of a man was discovered by her family or friends.

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The well known Chinese saying "a woman who goes after men should find it as easy as going through a paper window screen, while a man going after women should find it to be as hard as climbing across a mountain "shows women as passive recipients of romantic male gestures online dating Murfreesboro TN without registration reluctant to show their emotions and attraction to a cloud9 speed dating Hampshire. This makes traditional courtship a complex and sometimes ambiguous activity for men.

Men believe that if women were able to show their emotions and attractions openly, courtship for men would be easier to understand and negotiate. The situation is very different now. One online survey conducted in Taiwan by Living Psychology Magazine found that around forty-one percent of Taiwanese girls confessed to be active in seeking their male targets.

This game allows women to pick a virtual "kept" man.

Sexual scripts among young heterosexually active men and women: continuity and change

Both men and women sugar daddy meet Dallas Tx play, although their gender roles are different. The woman is empowered to set the criteria, or levels, of acceptable behaviours for her " kept" man. The man, on the other hand, waits to be hunted, makes every attempt to please his female " master" and needs permission from the woman to talk to her. Extraordinarily, women become masters on the SheSay web site. Basically, if this situation can really be applied or is translated into real life off-line, women in Chinese i Flint MI t want to date anymore may transform traditional patriarchal Chinese culture.

In traditional Chinese culture men were entitled to the supposed masculine traits and characteristics of authority, power, aggression, competition, and domination which have been valued over feminine traits and characteristics such as tenderness, gentleness, and obedience.

It has been suggested that the coming of the Internet age may empower women in such traditional patriarchal societies and allow them to redefine and re-order gender relations Castells, However, Wiley pointed out that the Net is still "male territory " based on two claims: women as a proportion of all free chat rooms by Anchorage are still in the minority; and there is a cultural dominance of masculinity in on-line spaces. As Kacen emphasised, "gender is constructed by culture and language and then the emerging transformation, enhancement, and dilution of the culture that is occurring will continue to retextualize the meanings of gender.

Traditional gender relations may carry over onto internet behaviour, as found in Trinidad by Miller and Slater On the other hand, on the Net women have an increased opportunity to mask their gender identity. Moreover, Jaffe et al found pseudonym use to result in greater expression of social interdependence among men.

Although Wakeford proposed that women remain constrained in real life, more recently in the UK there is growing evidence that women and girls are developing confidence in cyberspace. In addition, the Net has the potential to empower women to, " negotiate the global and make it a local space and conversely, to inform and change global cultures" as the Net provides an environment for women to challenge the masculine power base Harcourt, To some degree, making friends in cyberspace, or cyber-matching, challenges the traditional masculine power base because women are ificantly more likely to be active than men and to have free San Antonio Texas TX mature a personal relationship on-line Parks and Floyd, Of course, it may simply be that a greater proportion of women are looking for friends in Cyberspace.

In an analysis of teens dating on the Net, Clarkp. In other words, boys in cyberspace lose some of free online dating in the Rapids power in one of the most important tools of the evaluation of desirability. Conversely, men in this game lose their power to choose their women and are limited to playing a passive role.

To some degree, this game actually reverses traditional Chinese culture. In fact, even in cyberspace, it would be the first time in Chinese society for women to be empowered to handle their own private love lives. This contemporary consumer behaviour must be related to Chinese traditional and emergent dating and dating services which are used to illustrate and provide a wider cultural context for the findings of the study. As Danet pointed out, without conventional als of gender, such as intonation, voice pitch, facial group dating Tallahassee, body image, nonverbal cues, dress, and demeanour, in the virtual world of the net we see gender-free communication for the first time.

According to Turkle p. You can completely redefine yourself if you want.

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You can be the opposite sex. Developing an image of ourselves as male or female and convictions about what membership in that group implies, we develop dating service for Kalamazoo MI gender identity and through a variety of dating patterns, this identity, or self-presentation, becomes a key factor for both men and women to appeal to one particular Mr. Right Woll and Young, in real life, or on the Net. According to an analysis of the TV show Caing,most females in this program tend to identify themselves as tender, easy going, and always with a sweet smile, while most males describe themselves as aggressive, honest, ambitious, responsible, and so on.

It appears that participants find it necessary to refer to such identity factors even though they are face to flirting in Beaumont TX on the TV dating program. Relatively, making friends on the Net is much more mysterious and complex. Presenting themselves as having certain professional speed dating Alabama is becoming a crucial, or the onlyclue for participants dating on the net.

Of course, on the Net men or women could play opposite gender roles if they would like.

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In fact, as found by Danet the typed text could provide do Iowa men date black women mask in Cyberspace C men are masquerading as women, and women are masquerading as men in a virtual culture. Gender characteristics are a primary means by which we sort and define self and others, and these gendered representations reflect cultural expectations and entrenched hierarchies. We argue that when people enter cyberspace they bring with them pre-formulated cultural scripts, which they may use to map this new territory.

Turkle suggested that it " is affecting our ideas about mind, body, self, and machine" p.

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It appears that some people in the SheSay dating game are playing double or multiple lives, sometimes with different gender identities or the opposite sex. These virtual behaviours are challenging our ideas about social relations and the existing forms of interpersonal communication. Specifically, we explore:.

To what extent are women empowered through identity formation and identity play? How and to what extent do Chinese culture and gender relations in Chinese meet Hickory NC rican woman influence relating behaviours on the net? Although laboratory experiments Sproull and Kiesler, have been mostly conducted in task-oriented research on computer-mediated communication, their findings cannot be generalized to the whole of electronic communication Baym, Kollock and Smith found that monitoring the behaviour of others becomes easier, while sanctioning undesirable behaviour becomes more difficult in the developing social organization of the Usernet in cyberspace and called for extended ethnographic explorations Beaumont reubens dating the emergence of norms and expectations concerning acceptable use and appropriate behaviour on-line.

Marvin has argued that lurking or observing is not a suitable method for researching CMC and recommends that using the ethnographic tool of participant-observation might lead to a deeper understanding of Internet behaviour. The methods used in this study are deed to provide longitudinal involvement with participants to build an in-depth understanding of social processes online date San Bernardino CA they emerge, and to allow the researcher to probe deep into the personal meanings and experiences of respondents, while also observing cultural influences as they are revealed at the social and personal level.

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According to the demographic data of SheSayits members are mostly between 16 and 30 years old and spans both university or college-level students as well as working men and women. Ten Chinese men and ten Chinese women were the participants in this study which forms part of a larger on-going longitudinal research project.

Half of our fun date ideas in Miami Florida FL were employed full-time and half were University students. Because " Raising Men for Fun" is considered by the web site producers to be personal and private for individuals, it is almost impossible for the company to provide any detailed personal data. To obtain the necessary data, our participants were asked keep a daily on-line diary about their behaviours on the SheSay web site over the three-month period of investigation, from 1 July to 30 September It could be argued that diary messages are representations of the on-line phenomena as perceived by participants.

However, as the woman seeking man in Savannah contact number reality of playing the "Raising Men for Fun" game is more complex than these diaries messages.

In free Atlanta Georgia GA chat line to virtual ethnography, the same researcher conducted face-to-face in-depth interviews with respondents and has held e-mail conversations with study respondents on a weekly basis.

Interviews were taped recorded and e-mail conversations were recorded and were transcribed verbatim and translated into English. Like all ethnographies, this study is unique to both its setting and its researcher. It is, however, authentic in some key ethnographic senses: the data are born of observation, interview and interaction and the findings have been exposed and challenged through our continuing interactions with respondents and re-examination of the data.

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Data analysis was interpretative and iterative, and used pattern coding and analysis to identify free chat one Massachusetts themes Reason, ; Lincoln and Guba, ; Huberman and Miles, In the next section, we discuss the emergent themes from the interview data. We focus on the way respondents discuss, describe and create self-identity and te social interaction that occurs when men and women log-on to dating north Greensboro NC SheSay "Raising Men for Fun " dating game.

Primarily through the interview data attention is given to issues of multiple self-identities and the translation of traditional Chinese culture and gender relations onto the Net. The analysis also indicates movement and change in Chinese culture brought about, as least in part, by the Net. The issues of identity and multi-identity were obvious. Most informants were proud of their on-line identity, or more usually, multi-identity performances, and enjoyed playing and developing their identity with their on-line partners.

Sunya 27 yrs a teaching assistant at the university, plays four different roles on the "Raising Men for Fun " game. Of course, I described myself as a tall, handsome, gentle, and sporty man.

My colleagues are such poor guys!! I tried to help them and went to the " Roaming Pet Community " of this game to post " emergency information such as please raise me! Raise me!

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Sometimes I felt why she is so difficult. Forget it! On the other hand, I feel executive dating service Vallejo of us are girls and then I still continued comforting her. On-line and off-line identities and emotions do not appear discrete, as Sunya points out. But the third one is totally different from these two. She is arrogant, indeed the guy who plays with me is arrogant as well.

For example, he told me ' you must show me your ability if you want to be my master. I replied to him, ' who wants to be my pet must show me his ability as exclusive dating services Nyc. Of course, I replied to him in English.

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