Chapter 11

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  1. Gender Stratification
    Males and females unequal access to property, power, and prestige.
  2. Sex
    Biological Characteristics that distinguish females and males, consisting of primary and secondary sex characteristics
  3. Gender
    The Behaviors and attitudes that a society considers proper for its males and females; masculinity and femininity
  4. Patriarchy
    A society in which men as a group dominate women as a group; authority is vested in males
  5. Matriarchy
    A society in which women as a group dominate men as a group; authority is vested in females
  6. Feminism
    The philosophy that men and women should be politically, economically , and socially equal; organized activities on behalf of this principle
  7. Glass Ceiling
    The mostly invisible barrier that keeps women from advancing to the top level.
  8. Sexual Harassment
    The abuse of one's position of authority to force unwanted sexual demands on someone
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Chapter 11
Sociology A-Down-to-Earth-Approach Key Terms
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