Notes for Exam 3

Notes for Exam 3 - 1 Sociology A Down-to-Earth Approach...

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1 Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach Chapter Eleven: Sex and Gender Dove Ad – Evolution of a Woman 2 What is Gender Stratification? “Unequal Access to Power, Prestige, and Property on the Basis of Sex.” Sex/Gender is a master status 3 Issues of Sex and Gender Sex—Biological Characteristics Female and Male Primary and Secondary Characteristics 4 Issues of Sex and Gender Gender—Social Characteristics Masculinity and Femininity Appropriate Behavior Expectations for appropriate behavior vary across cultures, borders, generations, and lifetimes 5 Gender Differences In Behavior Biology or Culture? Dominant Position in Sociology Social Factors Primary, Not Biological If Biological Should Be Less Variation If biological, men and women should appear and behave the same across the world Female crime rates are on the rise, does this mean that testosterone / biology changed first to lead to aggression? 6 Gender Differences In Behavior Biology or Culture? Opening the Door to Biology Nature vs. Nurture A Medical Accident 1963. Brenda, sex change operation at 22months, female hormones/steroids At first, promising results, “neat and tidy”, “daintier”, daughter imitated mother, son- father
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Rejected dolls, insisted on urinating standing up, more aggressive games/play, school
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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Notes for Exam 3 - 1 Sociology A Down-to-Earth Approach...

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