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sex : the biological makeup of a male or female
gender : the personal traits and position in society connected with being a male or female.
feminists share the belief that equality in work and education should increase, human choice for outcomes should be expanded, gender stratification should be eliminated, and sexual violence should end
the separation of gender roles eliminates competition between the sexes and makes family life run smoothly
capitalism and patriarchy are intertwined; as a result, women are locked in a never-ending cycle that makes them submissive and subservient to men
people’s definition of gender develops from everyday interactions with others from the same and opposite sex
campaigns against sexual assault and domestic violence, shelters, and counseling services.
is the biological makeup of a male or female.
is our perception of ourselves as male or female.
is a social system in which the father serves as head of the family, and men have authority over women and children.
is a social system in which women are the main authority and hold power over men.
is the belief that one sex is superior to the other.
are society’s expectations of how males and females should act and think.
are anatomical females in Bugis society who assume the characteristics of men.
are anatomical males in Bugis society who adhere to some of the responsibilities of women.
are androgynous members of Bugis society who embody the perfect mixture of male and the female.
assumes that men and women bring different natural skills to the workplace.
explains the income gap by analyzing the kinds of jobs women choose.
assumes that we have a male-dominated society that doesn’t allow women to hold upper-tier jobs.
is an invisible barrier preventing women from reaching executive-level positions in the workplace.
is the vast collection of social movements and theories about gender differences, proposing social equality for all people.
is overt and exaggerated displays of masculinity.
1. How have gender roles in the United States changed and stayed the same since the 1950s?
2. What are the underlying causes of sexism, and will society ever be able to overcome them?
3. How might society be different if traditional gender roles were reversed?
4. Which of the three models explaining inequality in the workplace do you think is the strongest?
5. How effective do you the think the feminist movement has been in championing women’s equality?