Social Inequality Chapter 5 – Sexual Orientation and Inequality. Dr. Roderick Graham Fordham University. Conceptual clarity. Sex Man and Woman (defined by sex organs) Gender Culturally defined roles (behavior, clothing styles) Sexual Orientation What type of sex and
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Dr. Roderick Graham
Man and Woman (defined
by sex organs)
Culturally defined roles
(behavior, clothing styles)
What type of sex and
gender you are attracted
Most people want to make this assumption:
However, when people do not fit into this schema, they are labeled “deviant”, shunned and stigmatized.
Stereotypes about gay men
Stereotypes about lesbians
Attitudes towards homosexuals are negative in part because people hold these stereotypes. These stereotypes violate traditional gender roles!!