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Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 Inequality by Gender A. Social...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 7 Inequality by Gender A. Social Construction of Gender-  Gender is socially constructed, all views believe that men and women are treated unequally, and we generally only notice when someone deviates from conventional behavior and expectations  Gender Role- expectations regarding the proper behavior, attitudes, and activities of males and females B. Gender Role Socialization-  Homophobia- fear of and prejudice against homosexuality  Continuing stigma attached to homosexuality in our culture places pressure on all males to exhibit only narrow masculine behavior and on all females to portray feminine characteristics  Parents are normally the first and most critical agent of socialization and the formation of gender roles  Robert Brannon and James Doyle have identified five aspects of the male gender roles: 1. Ant feminine element 2. Successful 3. Aggressive 4. Sexual 5. Self-roles: 1....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mechlinski during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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