Critical Thinking_ Ch 15.pdf - Critical Thinking Chapter 15 Here is a helpful video on social movements http/youtu.be/y7YPTD7QwR4 Pick any social

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Critical Thinking: Chapter 15 Here is a helpful video on social movements: Pick any social movement and analyze it according to the sociological principles and findings reviewed in this chapter or the video. Most people know that the feminist movement is still alive today. However, many do not understand why it continues to this day. The reason it continues can be explained by the relative deprivation theory. First, it must have relative deprivation, which is the belief that there’s a lack of correspondence between actuality, and sensible expectations of how something should be. In
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Unformatted text preview: this case, feminists believe there is not equal treatment for both sexes with one example being the pay gap. Second, people need to be convinced that they are worthy of better treatment. In this exemplar, feminists believe that a man is not better than a woman, and a woman is not better than a man. Lastly, people must believe that traditional methods will not solve the issue at hand. All in all, there are many theories that can be used to explain why social movements, such as the feminist movement, start and continue, but not one shoe fits all just yet....
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  • Spring '16
  • Sociology, Social movement, Relative deprivation

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