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Chp Sexual orientation inequality
Chp 9 Sexual orientation and inequality
have an abortion because baby is female
females make up...
50.7 % of population
Why are women a minority group?
beacuse of their position relative to men
1951 Helen Hackler was the first to..
catagorized women as a minority group
belief that one sex is innately superior to the other
yes some women do make it to power but..
women as a group do not make up and equal percent or close to those men in power
most work is sex typed, associated with one sex or the other
Major areas of discrimination
Political/legal, education, economic, social
Sex vs Gender
Sex: male and female Gender: man and Woman or maleness/femaleness
sex is a...
master trait...cuttig across all other identies in life
Symbolic interactionism position:
such gender differences are learned. they emphasize how socialization makes the stereotypes applied at birth a reality. if males are labeled agressive boys will fulfill those expectations
if male dominace is universal, how did it come about? 1. rewareded warriors:survival. 2. Biological: reproduction > men are stronger physically. Men more women to have more opportunies for offspring.
power yields privilages, powerful have more resources
Being in power create feeling of superiority
justify why they are in power because of these feelings of superiority
powerful cling to privilages to maintain power
Feminist 1916, formed the national woman's party with goal to give women right to vote
conceptual blockage that keeps women from achieveing the higher positions i the workplace.
hormone produced by the testicles that stimulates primary and secondary sex traites
women or men more in college?
women: 2.3 million more
kinsely research on homosexuality
Just because one partakes in homosexual behavior at any point in their life does not make them homosexual
number of people in america who identify themselves as homosexual
symbolic interactionism violence against women
generize children at young age. boys associate violence with masculineity
feminist/conflict theory perspective of violence aginst women
men try to establish power and dominance, control, and autority. some gain this trough violence
Social policy: radical extremist:
sexism is in our roots, brought up in childhood
Social policy Conservative extremist
womans rights are to be housewife and mother
Middle of the road policy
gender pay gap, equitable distrubution of housework