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Instructor: Yeh, Hsinyi Instructor: Yeh, Hsinyi
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Gender inequality in what way? Which gender is the “victim”? Soc Anal of Social Problems
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Career promotion     Income  Household work Sexual harassment Life expectancy Mental and physical illness Access to one’s children (following divorce) Victims of Gender Inequality 
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What is the best thing about being the  opposite sex? What is the worst thing about being the  opposite sex? Soc Anal of Social Problems
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Definition of sexism 1. The belief that innate psychological, behavioral  and/or intellectual differences exist between  women and men 2. These differences indicate the superiority of  one group Definition of Sexism
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Old coffee ads   Rose patel cottage   Conclusion?? Sexism in Media  (Gender socialization)
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Inequalities are intertwined it is hard for us to understand the “neat”  social consequences of a specific inequality “double or triple (multiple) jeopardy” Inequalities are intertwined
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Gender: the  social  definitions and expectations  associated with being female or male Sex: one’s  biological  identity Two-gender system Gender and Sex
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Structural-functionalist perspective A division of labor based on gender in  preindustrial  society 1. Men: physically stronger providing  foods…. 2. Women: “biological necessity” bearing,  nursing… Sociological Theories of Gender  Inequality (1)
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Structural-functionalist perspective This is a division of labor which was  functional for society as a whole Natural and normal? Sociological Theories of Gender 
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