SOC 15 - Monday,October25,2010 Sociology15

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Monday, October 25, 2010 Sociology 15 Gender Inequality on the Interpersonal Level 1. Gender as an Organizer – gender is our most simplistic categorizer.  a. Sex vs. Gender i. Sex is the biological status, your anatomy, chromosome structure 1. Sex defines your status position ii. Gender is all the other stuff that does along with it 1. Gender describes the role attached to your status position 2. Examples: Breadwinner role vs. Caretaker role a. Men are more physically aggressive and women are more  socially aggressive.  i. If they weren’t these things then they would be  considered deviants b. These roles are built over long periods of time and evolve  over long periods of time b. Gender Roles i. Male and Female Roles ii. Socialization  1. Parents – guide their children to act as their gender a. The way they dress them, talk to them etc.  2. Peers  a. Punish for their deviance
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course SOC 45255 taught by Professor Crosnoe during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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