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Chapter 11: Vocabulary Review

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gender
the classification of being male or female
gender roles
behaviors that tend to be associated with being male or female
Equal Rights Amendment
Proposed constitutional amendment, never ratified, to prohibit discrimination on account of sex
sexism
the belief that one sex is innately superior to the other
ageism
discrimination based on age
baby boom generation
the 76 million babies born in the United States between 1946 and 1964.
Medicare
a federal program of health insurance for persons 65 years of age and older
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
A disorder in which the immune system is gradually weakened and eventually disabled by the human immuno-defiency virus (HIV)