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Gender and Age: Causes of Social Rejection to High-Functioning Autistic Student

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Introduction
Temple Grandin is a biopic that shows how a young, autistic woman becomes a world famous expert in animal husbandry by overcoming limitation from her disease. In the movie, Temple is always the target of bully in school; however, some people react more aggressively than others. My second research is based on this movie will concern factors that motivate teenagers to socially reject and discriminate against autistic people at school. In this paper, I will observe the way in which gender and age change people's reactions to autistic people and cause any kind of bullying to the disabled. The present study will apply a qualitative method to analyze the words used by the bully in the film that show social rejection to autistic student. It is expected that social rejection will be affected by gender and age, and the attitude would be more positive from women and older young people.
Research Question
Research question: Do gender and age cause young people to socially reject people with high-functioning autism at school in early 20th century? The primary goal of this essay is to analyze the way in which gender and age vary young people's attitudes to high-functioning autistic people, as well as the way in which these variables lead to discrimination against autistic students. This study is relevant because knowing the connection between the variables and social rejection may avoid future autistic students being victimized at public school.
Operationalization
In Temple Grandin, different genders react differently to the main character, a high-functioning autistic girl. It is hypothesized that male is more aggressive and is inclined to physically bully the autistic student. Based on the assumption, I observed the insulting wor...

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...ute to discrimination against autistic students. By using qualitative methodology, this paper analyzes specific lines of dialogue and behaviour and finally proves gender to be a major influence on people's decision. Yet, due to the limitation of the film, not enough data has been collected to identify age as a factor of social rejection among young people. Overall, this paper proves that gender is an important factor to the level of social rejection, whereas, further study is need to determine whether age is another influence on young people's decision about bullying and social rejection.

Works Cited
Temple Grandin. Dir. Mick Jackson. Perf. Claire Catherine Danes. Warner Bros., 2010. DVD.
Brym, Robert. "Gender." "Sociology of the Body: Disability, Aging, and Death." Commit Sociology. By Christian O. Caron. First ed. Vol. 1. Toronto: Nelson, 2013. 166-67. Print.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that temple grandin is a biopic that shows how an autistic woman becomes an expert in animal husbandry by overcoming limitation from her disease.
  • Analyzes how gender and age vary young people's attitudes to high-functioning autistic people, and the way in which these variables lead to discrimination
  • Analyzes how different genders react differently to the main character, a high-functioning autistic girl, in temple grandin.
  • Explains that the study uses qualitative methodology to plug the data into the bigger picture. they analyze the relationship between gender and social rejection at school.
  • Analyzes how social rejection is linked with gender and age by isolating different genders and different age groups.
  • Analyzes how boys act more violently or offensively to temple than girls do in the same setting. boys are more offensive when they interact with autistic people.
  • Analyzes the gender role in commit sociology volume 1, stating that men are imposed by the idea of masculine and powerful while women are polite and gentle.
  • Compares the results of their first research paper, which focuses on the way in which peer group and misconception of autism catalyze discrimination against high-functioning autistic people.
  • Concludes that bullying and social rejection are malignant to an autistic person's life, providing many negative effects as well as decreasing the speed of recovery.
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