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test 2 vocab - 20:30 CHAPTER4 Gender ,power,andp

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20:30 CHAPTER 4 Gender- The personal traits and life chances that a society links to being female or male Sex- the biological distinction between females and males  Sexism- the belief that one sex is innately superior to the other Gender stratification- the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between  men and women  Patriarchy- social pattern in which males dominate females Matriarchy- social pattern in which females dominate males  Glass ceiling- subtle discrimination that effectively blocks the movement of women into  the highest positions in organizations Sexual harassment- unwanted comments, gestures, or physical contacts of sexual  nature 
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Intersection theory- analysis of how race, class, and gender interact, often creating  multiple disadvantages for some categories of people  Feminism- the study of gender with the goal of changing society to make women and  men equal  CHAPTER 5 Norms- rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members Law- a norm formally created through a society political system  Crime- the violation of a criminal law enacted by the federal, state, or local government Misdemeanor- a less serious crime punishable by less than one year in prison  Felony- a more serious crime punishable by at least one year in prison  Crime against property- crime that involves theft of property belonging to others Crime against persons- crime that involves violence or the threat of violence against 
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test 2 vocab - 20:30 CHAPTER4 Gender ,power,andp

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