Gender Relations

Gender Relations - to be sexually assertive/aggressive, o...

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SOCIOLOGY 101 April 22, 2008 GENDER RELATIONS FINAL EXAM: Thursday April 24 45 multiple choice Gender— personal traits/social positions that members of society attach to being male/female There is an organized pattern of social relations between men and women o Certain expectations of men and women o Ex: men —aren’t supposed to cry; physically and emotionally strong; tall women —small; slender; big boobs; emotional Gender stratification— unequal distribution of privilege, wealth, power between men and women o Since we reproduce gender in society, based on gender expectations, we have a system of dominance and power o Patriarchy —form of social organization where males dominate females We live in a male dominated society o Sexism— the belief that one sex is naturally inferior to the other o Sexual harassment— comments, gestures, or physical contact of sexual nature that are deliberate, repeated, and unwelcome on average, women are more likely to be victim of sexual harassment men are less likely to complain when harassed; men are socialized
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Unformatted text preview: to be sexually assertive/aggressive, o types of sexual harassment: 1. quid pro quo very blatant/direct (this for that) 2. hostile environment unwelcome sexual attention that is subtle (sexual jokes, comments, compliments of sexual nature) Family social institution uniting people in cooperative groups to oversee the baring and raising of children Kinship social bond based on blood, marriage, or adoption Denmark in 1989 was the first nation to legalize same-sex marriages Family Types; 1. extended family includes parents, children, grandparents, and other kin 2. nuclear family composed of one/two parents and children **Sweden has the highest rate of live births to unwed mothers (53%)** **US has 32% live births to unwed mothers and 28% of children are raised in a single parent household** ** 62% of US couples depend on two sources of income**...
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