SOC101 Ch 10
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SOC101 Ch 10
sociology ten vocabulary
Vocabulary terms from sociology textbook chapter 10
a term that describes how a person perceives and feels about his or her body.
comparable worth (or pay equity)
the belief that wages ought to reflect the worth of a job, not the gender or race of the worker.
the belief that women and men are equal and should be valued equally and have equal rights.
the culturally and socially constructed differences between females and males found in the meanings, beliefs, and practices associated with “femininity” and “masculinity.”
a person’s perception of the self as female or male.
the attitudes, behavior, and activities that are socially defined as appropriate for each sex and are learned through the socialization process.
a person in whom sexual differentiation is ambiguous or incomplete.
extreme prejudice directed at gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and others who are perceived as not being heterosexual.
a hierarchical system of social organization in which cultural, political, and economic structures are controlled by women.
a hierarchical system of social organization in which cultural, political, and economic structures are controlled by men.
a term used to describe the disparity between women’s and men’s earnings.
the biological and anatomical differences between females and males.
primary sex characteristics
the genitalia used in the reproductive process.
secondary sex characteristics
the physical traits (other than reproductive organs) that identify an individual’s sex.
a person’s preference for emotional–sexual relationships with members of the opposite sex (heterosexuality), the same sex (homosexuality), or both (bisexuality).
a person who believes that he or she was born with the body of the wrong sex.
a male who lives as a woman or a female who lives as a man but does not alter the genitalia.