Gender Inequality

Gender Inequality - Sex vs. Gender Sex- the biological and...

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Sex vs. Gender Sex- the biological and genetic difference between males and females. Sexuality-the sexual desire, preference, identity and behavior Gender- the social and cultural beliefs associated with each sex Masculine and Feminine
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Sociological significance of Gender It is a device by which society separates and organizes its members a source of stratification like class and race
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Gender identities the conceptions we have of ourselves as male or female Gender roles The set of cultural expectations that define the ways each sex should behave.
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Gender socialization The toys and games for boys prepare them for different roles than girls Boys Girls trucks dollhouse action figures dolls super-heroes kitchen
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Why differentiate by gender? Structural Functionalism (Parsons) Psychoanalytic theories (Freud) Conflict theories Hegemonic masculinity Patriarchy Symbolic interaction-”doing gender”
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Patriarchy Patriarchy=a dominant system of subordination of femininity to masculinity Sexism Individual level-belief that one sex is superior
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