Introduction to Sociology Professor Castleberry. Gender Stratification. Gender and Inequality. Gender refers to personal traits and social positions that members of a society attach to being female and male
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Biology or culture?
Physical abilities, Life expectancy, Intelligence
A form of social organization in which males dominate females
High school: secretarial skills, vocational classes (girls)
woodworking, auto mechanics etc.
College: Humanities, arts and social sciences (girls)
Math, Chemistry, Physics etc
-MINORITY:Any category of people, distinguished by physical or cultural difference, that a society sets apart and subordinates.
-Comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature that are deliberate, repeated and unwelcome.
-1990’s rules for workplace interaction
Causes of Sexual Harassment
– Derived from the Greek word ‘porne’ meaning ‘harlot who acts as a man’s sexual slave’
-Sexually explicit material that causes sexual arousal.
(municipalities have the power to determine community standards of decency).
Talcott Parsons:Gender and Complementarity
Complementary roles for family units in order to carry out various tasks (instrumental vs. expressive)
The advocacy of social equality for men and women, in opposition to patriarchy and sexism.
Are we tending towards a female-dominated society?