Category Archive for: Sex and Gender

Gender Issues in the Future

Gender Issues in the Future Over the past century, women made significant progress in the labor force (Rc Skin and Pavlovic, 2002). Laws were passed to  prohibit sexual discrimination ill the workplace- and school. Alternative action programs helped make WIllFUl more vlsihlc in  ducationgovernmentnt, and tprofessional wOICIk.1. MOl C women entered the politic •. ,1 menu as lalH.lid.lll’s instead ol as…

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Joining Organizations to Overcome Sexism and Gender Inequality

Joining Organizations to Overcome Sexism and Gender Inequality Over the past four decades, many college students like you-have been actively involved in organizations seeking to dismantle  exism and reduce gender-based inequalities in the United States and other nations. Two people speak about the importance of   feminist advocacy for women and men: I was raised on a pure, unadulterated feminist ethic But…

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Feminist Perspectives

Feminist Perspectives Feminism-the belief that women and men are equal and that they should be  valued equally and have equal rights-is embraced by many men as well  as  omen. It holds in common with men’s studies the view that gender is a  socially  constructed concept that has important consequences in the lives of all people  (Craig, 1992). According to…

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How Do We “Do Gender” in the Twenty-First Century?

How Do We “Do Gender” in the Twenty-First Century? hat distinctive ways-of acting and feeling are characteristic of women? Of men? For centuries, people have used a male/female  ichotorny to answer these questions and, in the process, have identified women’s and men’s behaviors as opposites in many  espects: Men are supposed.to be  “real men” and meet the normative conception of masculinity by…

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Conflict Perspectives

Conflict Perspectives According to many conflict analysts, the gendered division of labor in families and in the workplace results from male control of and dominance over women and resources. Differentials between u.en and women may exist in terms of economic, political, physical, and/or interpersonal power.  he importance of a male monopoly in any of these arenas depends on the significance…

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Functionalist and Neoclassical Economic Perspectives

Functionalist and Neoclassical Economic Perspectives As seen earlier, functionalist theory views men and women as having distinct roles that are important for the survival of the  family  and society. The most basic division  of labor is biological: Men are physically stronger, and women are the only ones able to bear and nurse children. Gendered belief systems foster assumptions about…

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Perspectives on Gender Stratification

Perspectives on Gender Stratification Sociological perspectives on gender stratification vary in their approach to examining gender roles and power relationships in  society. Some focus on the roles of women and men in the domestic sphere; others note  the inequalities arising £1’0111 a  gendered   division of labor in the workplace. Still others attempt to integrate  both the public and private…

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Paid Work and Family Work

Paid Work and Family Work As previously discussed. the first big change in the relationship  between family and work occurred with the Industrial Revolution  and the rise of capitalism. The cult of domesticity kept many middle- and upper-class  women out of the work force during this  period. Primarily.  working-class and poor women were the ones  who had…

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Pay Equity (Comparable Worth)

Pay Equity (Comparable Worth) Occupational segregation contributes to a wage gap the disparity between women’s and men’s earnings. It is calculated by dividing  omen’s earnings by men’s to yield a percentage, also known as the earnings ratio (Reskin and Padavic, 2002). Overall, women  make approximately  80 cents for every dollar earned by men; however, this figure represents men and women…

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Contemporary Gender equality

Contemporary Gender equality According to feminist scholars, women experience gender inequality as a result of economic, political,  and educational discrimination. Women’s position in  U.S.work force reflects their overall subordination  in society. Gendered Division of Paid Work Where people are located in the occupational structure of the labor market has a major effect on their earnings. The workplace is  …

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