Sociology Chapter 11 - Gender Stratification
Terms in this set (26)
Personal traits and social positions that people in society attach to male or female
Unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women
Believing one sex is superior to the other
Belief of gender superiority throughout a society
After observing a few different cultures, this person found that cultures define what feminine and masculine is.
After observing over 200 societies, this person found that men generally take over hunting and fighting, while women generally take care of children. Some tasks, however, both genders divide the work
Form of organization where males dominate females
Females dominate males
Attitudes and actions linked to a gender according to a society
We are taught that women should put best effort towards our appearance in order to please men, and that is the key to happiness.
Pink Collar Work
Office work jobs that are generally filled by women (secretaries)
Men generally resist taking on an equal share of housework, leaving women with the work load, which is sometimes called what?
Paying people based on skill and responsibility.
Women can see the job position above them, but they can never achieve it.
Interplay of race, class, and gender that often results in multiple dimensions of disadvantages.
The idea that women are nurtures clashes with the reality of women who are trained to kill in the _______.
Who compared girl vs boy sports teams?
Boys - complex rules and clear objectives.
Girls - sharing and cooperation
Category of people distinguished by physical or cultural differences that a society sets apart and subordinates
Comments, gestures, or physical contacts of a sexual nature that are deliberate, repeated, and unwelcome
Qualities such as rational, self-assured, and competitive
Qualities such as emotional responsiveness and sensitivity
Support of social equality for women and men, in opposition to patriarchy and sexism
Take action to increase equality, Expanding human choice, Eliminating gender stratification, Ending sexual violence, Promoting sexual freedom
List the five principles of Feminism
Individuals should be free to develop own talents and pursue own interests.
Pursue personal liberation
Eliminate ideas of gender
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