the personal traits and social positions that members of society attach to being female or male.
the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between me and women.
a form of social organization in which females dominate males.
a form of social organization in which males dominate females.
the belief that one sex is innately superior to the other
gender roles (sex roles)
attitudes and activities that society links to each sex
any category of people distinguished by physical or cultural difference that a society sets apart and subordinates
analysis of the interplay of race, class, and gender, often resulting in multiple dimensions of disadvantage.
comments, gestures, or physical contacts of a sexual nature that are deliberate, repeated, and unwelcome
support of social equality for women and men, in opposition to patriarchy and sexism
Social-conflict approach to gender
* gender is an important dimension of social inequality and social conflict * gender inequality benefits men and disadvantages women. *Friedrich Engels tied gender stratification to the rise of private property and hierarchy
Structural-Functional Approach to gender
* in preindustrial societies, distinctive roles for males and females reflect biological differences between the sexes * in industrial societies, marked gender inequality becomes dysfunctional and gradually decreases. *Talcott Parson
seeks to eliminate violence against women, advocates giving women control over their reproduction only 20% of U.S. adults say they oppose feminism. Most opposition is directed toward socialist and radical feminism.
Seeks equal opportunity for both sexes within the existing society
claims that gender equality will come about by replacing capitalism with socialism
seeks to eliminate the concept of gender itself and to create an egalitarian and gender free society
how the english language involves gender and is bias towards men such as "mankind" instead of "humankind"
Polarization of Women
Deborah Rhodes said that everyday representation of media shows 2 types of women: radical feminists and then the "barefoot and pregnant" women who are just stay at home moms and be an aide to men. Neither are really true representations.
women only make $0.75 to every man's $1.00 this is built in to the institution or society, so it is not so easy to recognize. It is a bias that is in the the institution.
this involves stereotypical attitudes and behaviors towards a gender.
Power, wealth, and prestige
Gender is not just a matter of difference but also a matter of...
what is feminine in one society is masculine in another
The anthropologist Margaret Mead studied gender in three societies in New Guinea and found that...
Feelings, thoughts, and actions
For all of us raised in U.S. society, gender shapes our ...
Beauty Myth in U.S. society
U.S. Society encourages women to believe that their personal importance depends on their looks.
In the United States, what share of women work for income?
The U.S. Labor Force
Women are still concentrated in several types of jobs in...
After the 2006 elections, women held about what percentage of seats in Congress?
This type of feminism accepts U.S. society as it is but wants to give women the same rights and opportunities as men?
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