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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 7 Inequality by Gender A. Social Construction of Gender- &#2; 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 &#2; Gender Role- expectations regarding the proper behavior, attitudes, and activities of males and females B. Gender Role Socialization- &#2; Homophobia- fear of and prejudice against homosexuality &#2; 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 &#2; Parents are normally the first and most critical agent of socialization and the formation of gender roles &#2; 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.
- Winter '08