RELATIONSHIPS. RELATIONSHIPS. A survey of friendship was done and people were asked how important certain qualities are in a friend. The figures below show what qualities people considered important or very important. RELATIONSHIPS: CULTURAL AND GENDER EXPECTATIONS.
A survey of friendship was done and people were asked how important certain qualities are in a friend. The figures below show what qualities people considered important or very important.
We have so many names; first names, family names and affectionate names from those who love us.
We also have family role names such as: auntie, tannie, sisi, papa, tata, bhuti, moeksie, ouma, oupa, gogo, baba, mama
There are certain expectations
which accompany these names
One day you may have role
names which are titles such
as Doctor, Minister,
Public Relations Officer,
Cashier, Goal Keeper, Health Officer.
These titles also suggest a certain role that you
have within a community and the kind of
professional relationship you will have with
in the previous activity were positive.
Power in relationships is related to status, wealth, age and gender.
In work relationships employers have power over employees.
In parent-child relationships, parents usually hold power.
Power can be influenced by history: in apartheid South Africa
, whites had power and priviledge over all other race groups.
Cultural expectations can affect power relationships: some woman are not allowed to work or extend their education because they have to stay at home and look after their husbands land and children. Social status also gives a person power: wealthy or well-known people may be powerful. Some people have
power because others fear them.
Power plays a big role in the relationships between man and woman.
It affects them on a personal, social and political level. South Africa has a patriarchal society.
This means that the man is the head of the family.
Men make the decisions both inside and outside the homes, they have power and authority
In many societies, females are regarded as inferior to males
When people are part of any set of relationships, they tend to arrange themselves into hierachies
A hierarchy is a system in which people are placed according to their power and importance
Take your school as an example:
At the top is the principal
Then Head of Departments
what is expected from him/her
their power, they use it to bully, dominate and control
Domestic and sexual violence
Rape is an act of violence and an abuse of power, and it is seen as a serious crime in South Africa. Rape means sex without consent.
Instances of Domestic violence has
increased. More and more woman are
abused physically, emotionally, psychologically.
people around you
Constitution of South Africa