Hegemonic Masculinity The condition in which men are more dominant and

Hegemonic masculinity the condition in which men are

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Hegemonic Masculinity The condition in which men are more dominant and privileged, and this dominance and privilege is invisible Patriarchy A nearly universal system involving the subordination of femininity to masculinity Structural Functionalism Theoretical tradition claiming that every society has certain structures (the family, the division of labor, or gender) that exists to fulfill some set of necessary functions (reproduction of the species, production of goods, etc.) structural functionalism theoretical tradition claiming that every society has certain structures Sex Role Theory Talcott Parson's theory that men and women perform their sex roles as breadwinners and wives/mothers, respectively, because the nuclear family is the ideal arrangement in modern societies, fulfilling the function or reproducing workers Homosexual The social identity of a person who has sexual attraction to and/or relations with other persons of the same sex Sexism Occurs when a person's sex or gender is the basis for judgement, discrimination, and hatred against him or her. sexism
occurs when a person's sex or gender is the basis for judgment, discrimination, and hatred against him or her Sexual Harassment An illegal form of discrimination, involving everything from inappropriate jokes on the job to outright sexual assault to sexual "barter" - all intended to make women feel uncomfortable and unwelcome, particularly on the job Glass Ceiling An invisible limit on women's climb up the occupational ladder Glass Escalator The accelerated promotion of men to the top of a work organization, especially in feminized jobs Race A group of people who share a set of characteristics- typically, but not always, physical ones- and are said to share a common bloodline Racism The belief that members of separate races possess different and unequal traits Scientific Racism Nineteenth century theories of race that characterize a period of feverish investigation into the origins, explanations, and classifications of race Ontological Equality The philosophical and religious notion that all people are created equal Social Darwinism The application of Darwinian ideas to society- namely, the evolutionary "survival of the fittest" social darwinism the application of Darwinism ideas to society- namely, the evolutionary "survival of the fittest" Eugenics Literally meaning "well born"; a pseudoscience that postulates that controlling the fertility of populations could influence inheritance traits passed on from generation to generation Nativism
The movement to protect and preserve indigenous land or culture from the allegedly dangerous and polluting effects of new immigrants One-drop Rule The belief that "one-drop" of black blood makes a person black, a concept that evolved from U.S. laws forbidding miscegenation one-drop rule the belief that "one drop" of black blood makes a person black, a concept that evolved from USA laws forbidding misgeneration Miscegenation

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