Gender Stratification

Gender Stratification - GenderStratification

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Gender Stratification Men and women differ in their access to privilege,  prestige, and power. The distribution problem of  who gets what, when, and how has traditionally  been answered in favor of males.  Sex  is a  biologically determined characteristic;  gender  is a  socially constructed characteristic. All societies use  anatomical differences to assign gender roles.  Gender identities  are the conceptions we have of  ourselves as being male or female. Sexism and Patriarchy.  Sexism  operates at both an individual level and an  institutional level. The most pervasive form  of institutional sexism is  patriarchy. Women exhibit four of the five  properties associated with a  minority  group. Gender Inequality around the  World.  No nation treats its women as well  as its men. Women in many countries  suffer discrimination and abuse, yet  women around the world do considerably 
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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