Flashcards in Sociology Ch 9: Gender Deck (19):
physical differences in the body
the psychological. social, and cultural differences between males and females
The learning of gender roles through social factors
What social factors is our gender socialized through?
schooling, the media, and family
social construction of gender
Belief that neither sex nor gender is something that we are, but something that we do. We learn all gender roles through socialization.
Who was Roscoe?
He studied "berdache", or people who occupy the opposite gender role in NA tribes
Male dominance in a society
the inequality between men and women in terms of wealth, income, and status.
seen mainly as the job of a particular gender
policies that attempt to remedy the gender pay gap by adjusting the pay of female-dominated jobs.
the promotion barrier of women climbing the corporal ladder
male preference in job hiring and promotions
unwanted or repeated sexual advances, remarks, or behaviors that are offensive and uncomfortable to the recipient.
What is the functionalist approach to gender inequality?
Gender differences contribute to stability and integration
A sociological perspective that emphasizes the centrality of gender in society.
looks for explanations of gender inequalities in social and cultural attitudes.
the belief that men are responsible for and benefit from the exploitation of women
concentrates on problems particular to black women.