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Sexuality and Gender SOC 100 Lecture 9/28
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Conformity and Resistance to Conventional Gender Roles Heterosexuals conform to conventional gender roles. Heteronormativity reinforces gender ideologies or ideas about appropriate masculine and feminine roles and behaviors.
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Conformity and Resistance to Conventional Gender Roles (continued) Transgendered people defy society’s gender norms and blur widely accepted gender roles. Transsexuals identify with and live fully as members of the opposite sex. Intersexed people are born with ambiguous genitals
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Conformity and Resistance to Conventional Gender Roles (continued) Some 10.1 percent of American men and 8.6 percent of American women think of themselves as homosexual or bisexual or have had some same-sex experience or desire.
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Earnings Gap Between Men and Women Gender discrimination is rewarding women and men differently for the same work. Female-male earnings ratio or women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s earnings
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Unformatted text preview: The glass ceiling is a social barrier that makes it difficult for women gain top level jobs. Earnings Gap Between Men and Women (continued) Heavy domestic responsibilities reduce womens earnings. (The double shift) Women tend to be concentrated in low-wage occupations and industries. Work done by women is commonly considered less valuable than work done by men because it is viewed as involving fewer skills. Male Aggression Against Women Why do men commit more frequent, harmful acts of aggression against women than women commit against men? What accounts for the alarming frequency of rape ? Male Aggression Against Women (continued) Quid pro quo sexual harassment takes place when sexual threats or bribery are made a condition of employment decisions. Hostile environment sexual harassment involves sexual jokes, comments, and touching that interferes with work or creates an unfriendly work setting....
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Rug during the Fall '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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