... explanation for the inequalities between
men and women
– Patriarchy refers to the systematic domination
of men over women
• Involves a power relationship between men and
women in society whereby men come to hold more
power than women
• Men are able to use this power to maintain a
Advisory Committee Personnel Profile
... She received her B.A. degree in Psychology at Rollins College and her M.A. and
Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has
served as Department chair since 2007. Her research and teaching interests
include gender, sexuality, workplace culture, and qualitative methods. ...
... males’ and females’ behavior is solely the result of social factors such as socialization
and social control.
Douglas Foley: This sociologist’s study of sports lends support to the view that things
feminine are generally devalued.
Janet Giele and Judith Lorber: As stereotypes are broken, men and wom ...
... • A biological term referring to ascribed physical differences
between males and females
• A determination made through the application of socially
accepted physical criteria
• Gender: socially constructed notions of masculinity and
• Gender identity: how individuals form their i ...
Feminist Theories of Education
... certain there roughly equal numbers of boys and girl sin
grammar schools. In other words girls were artificially
‘failed’ so boys could ‘succeed’.
Further and higher education – traditionally the number of
female students going on to further and higher education
has been lower than for boys. There ...
Sex and Gender
... adhere to at least four principles:
(1)Gender equality can be achieved only by recognizing
the different impact of norms or measures on women
and men according to their diverse life situations.
(2)Gender-based analysis is an integral part of the
substantive analytical process and must be applied at
Ch. 10 Inequalities of Gender and Age
... • Occupational and Economic inequality
– In 1999 65% of women worked outside the home compared to
77% of men
– Occupational sex segregation – the concentration of women in
• Ex. – only about 11% of engineer positions are held by women, and about
29% of attorney jobs
• When wom ...
Statement on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based
... Statement on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based
Violence by UN Human Rights Chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
Gender bias is not only manifested in violence; it suffuses power
dynamics from the kindergarten to the boardroom to the home, marking
women as somehow lesser beings. But violence is th ...
C5-Gender - criticalsociology
• What are some examples of how and when gender behavior can be
• Are there positive aspects to gender differences? Are there negative aspects to
boys and girls/men and women being taught to act traditionally male or female?
• If and when you have a child, will you raise you ...
... Category-based expectancies—Assumptions about individuals based on characteristics of
general categories to which they belong.
Correspondent inference theory—Idea that people are more likely to make dispositional
attributions for behavior that is unique or extreme rather than normative.
Research Paper Outline Layout
... not. You are required to use parenthetical documentation when you paraphrase from a
source…you need to start practicing now! You can only use 3 direct quotes in your outline.
Remember your outline must be typed in Times New Roman 12 point font. For your outline,
you must have a rhetorical device tha ...
Resistance to Relevance of Gender from Tutors
... the perfection he appears to be asking for, but for himself to have power over me.
Once again another of our most offended resisters said that he still had a problem understanding what
gender actually means.
He is never rude, but he anxiously offers the statements he makes, looks to alpha males in t ...
... Nature vs. culture
• Very difficult to determine to what extent
gender is formed by either nature or culture
• Cultures can play a role with some
E.g. Voice pitch
... basis of genital appearance and reproductive
The doctor present arbitrarily assigns people of
indeterminate sex a ‘sex category’ at their birth.
There are some that have chromosomes of a
female nature but still possess male appendages!
It used to be felt that you could change g ...
... muscular men. Curiously these people reported no difficulty in adopting the male gender despite
being reared as girls. They adapt their new gender identity well to their new sex, take men’s jobs,
marry women and are treated as men by others.
So the role of socialisation in the development of sex rol ...
Introduction to Sociology
... What do sociologists do (theory, research)
Two basic approaches to study of society (social structure / social
Macro vs micro theory
Doing research / methods
Applied sociology / social policy
Chapter 9: Gender
... • Is it something biologically determined, or is it the result of
social and cultural processes?
• The term sex was taken to refer to the biological
characteristics associated with maleness and femaleness.
• The term gender was used to refer to the social and cultural
characteristics of masculinity ...
Feminist Perspectives 1
... called their "malestream" bias. That is, the general preoccupation with explaining
male experiences in and of the social world to the almost total exclusion (until very
recently at least) of female experiences.
From a Feminist viewpoint, women tend to be discussed within Sociology (as
elsewhere) as ...
What a Greek Man Had to DO`. Studying, Remembering and
... Representing masculinity in the cinema.
ii. Did man create Hollywood or Hollywood created man?
Representations of masculinity in post-war American
iii. ‘Film history has been the history of boys
photographing girls’. Feminism and Psychoanalysis in film
Women s and Gender Studies
... well as three minors: WGS, Queer Studies and Nonprofit Studies for students who are
planning careers in advocacy, educational or cultural organizations.
This academic discipline emphasizes the importance of women’s experience and
gender while including other categories of analysis such as race, clas ...
... Where women feature, they tend to
represent patriarchal ideas of femininity
e.g. dangerous seducers or virtuous
Sociology of gender
Sociology of gender is a prominent subfield of sociology. Since 1950 an increasing part of the academic literature, and of the public discourse uses gender for the perceived or projected (self-identified) masculinity or femininity of a person. The term was introduced by Money (1955): “The term gender role is used to signify all those things that a person says or does to disclose himself/herself as having the status of boy or man, girl or woman, respectively. It includes, but is not restricted to, sexuality in the sense of eroticism.”A person's gender is complex, encompassing countless characteristics of appearance, speech, movement and other factors not solely limited to biological sex.Societies tend to have binary gender systems in which everyone is categorized as male or female. Some societies include a third gender role; for instance, the Native American Two-Spirit people and the Hijras of India.There is debate over the extent to which gender is a social construct or a biological construct.