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Flashcards in Sociology Ch 9: Gender Deck (19):
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sex

physical differences in the body

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gender

the psychological. social, and cultural differences between males and females

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gender socialization

The learning of gender roles through social factors

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What social factors is our gender socialized through?

schooling, the media, and family

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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.

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Who was Roscoe?

He studied "berdache", or people who occupy the opposite gender role in NA tribes

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patriarchy

Male dominance in a society

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gender inequality

the inequality between men and women in terms of wealth, income, and status.

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gender typed

seen mainly as the job of a particular gender

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Comparable worth

policies that attempt to remedy the gender pay gap by adjusting the pay of female-dominated jobs.

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glass ceiling

the promotion barrier of women climbing the corporal ladder

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glass escalator

male preference in job hiring and promotions

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sexual harassment

unwanted or repeated sexual advances, remarks, or behaviors that are offensive and uncomfortable to the recipient.

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What is the functionalist approach to gender inequality?

Gender differences contribute to stability and integration

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feminist theories

A sociological perspective that emphasizes the centrality of gender in society.

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liberal feminism

looks for explanations of gender inequalities in social and cultural attitudes.

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radical feminism

the belief that men are responsible for and benefit from the exploitation of women

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black feminism

concentrates on problems particular to black women.

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suffragettes

Members of early women's movements who pressed for equal voting rights.