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Week Nine Gender and Sexualities
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Sex and Gender Sex: The biological differences between males and females Gender: The cultural construction of male and female, masculine and feminine characteristics and behaviors
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Gender roles: tasks and activities that a culture assigns to the sexes. Gender stratification: unequal distribution of resources, power, prestige, and mobility among men and women, reflecting their different positions in a social hierarchy.
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Patriarchy: a society in which men as a group hold power over women Matriarchy: a society in which women as a group hold power over men
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Domestic vs. Public Men’s work done in public, with recognition, money and status; women’s work done in private, without money and status Women’s status tends to decline when they contribute either much less or much more to subsistence than men. Examples:
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