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Lecture Topic: Gender Inequality Gender and Sex Sex o Biological characteristics that make a person biologically male or female Gender o The social expectations that people describe as masculine or feminine Social Construction o Process that makes sex differences seem large or small, important or unimportant Domination "the probability that certain specific commands (or all commands) will be obeyed by a given group of persons" - Max Weber Why have men historically dominated women? Examples also in o Parent-child relationships o Employer-employee relationships o Teacher-student relationship Domination Is a power relationship that implies voluntary compliance / obedience Usually, belief in the legitimacy of the actions of the dominant individual or group Obedience is sustained and institutionalized Male-Female Relations Men attempt to routinize patterns of dominance Woman attempt to subvert dominance Gender marital inequality creates permanent pattern of dominance and Weber's 3 Basis of Legitimate Domination Traditional authority Rational-legal authority Charismatic authority Patriarchy as Authority
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