Category Archive for: Sex and Gender

Preindustrial Societies .

Postindustrial Societies . The earliest known division of labor between women and men is in hunting and gathering societies. While the men hunt for wild  am, women gather roots and berries. A relatively equitable relationship exists because neither sex has the ability to provide all the food necessary for survival. When wild game is nearby, both men and women may hunt. When…

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The Rise of Islamic Feminism in the Middle East?

The Rise of Islamic Feminism in the Middle East? I would like for all of the young Muslim Girls To be able to relate to learning, whether they wear the hijab [head scarf) or not.  oy will also enjoy Iman’s Adventures be· cause she is one tough. smart girl!Iman gets her superpowers from having very strong  aith In Allah.or…

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Gender Stratification in Historical and Contemporary Perspective

Gender Stratification in Historical and Contemporary Perspective Hus do tasks in a sooet, come La he defined as “men’s work” or “women’s work”? Three factors are important in determining the  endeared division of labor ir. a society: (I) the type of subsistence base, (2) the supply of sexism the subordination of one sex. usually female, based on the assumed superiority…

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Institutional Discrimination: Women :m:D in a Locker-Room Culture

Institutional Discrimination: Women in a Locker-Room Culture News Item: Morgan Stanley, a bank holding company, to pay $46 million in a case charging systemic sex discrimination Responses: “I’m so happy that there’s a settlement  hat’s good for everybody; said lead plaintiff Allison Schrieffer, a former bend  darer who was awarded a settlement of $12 million. (telnet Shell, 2007) “It sends…

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Sexism

Sexism Sexism is the subordination of one sex, usually female, based on the assumed superiority of the other sex. Sexism directed at  omen has three components: (J) negative attitudes toward women; (2) stereotypical beliefs that reinforce, complement, or justify  he prejudice; and (3) discrimination-acts that exclude, distance. or keep women separate (Lott, 1994). Can men be victims of sexism? Although women…

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The Social Significance of Gender

The Social Significance of Gender Gender is a social construction with important consequences in everyday life. Just as stereotypes regard- . ing race/ethnicity  ave  uilt-in notions of superiority and inferiority. gender stereotypes hold that men and women are inherently different in attributes,  ehavior. and aspirations. Stereotypes define men as strong. rational, dominant, independent, and less concerned with their  ppearance. Women are stereotyped…

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Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation Sexual orientation refers to an individual’s preference for emotional-sexual relationships with members of the opposite sex  heterosexuality), the same sex (homosexuality), or both (bisexuality). Some scholars believe that sexual orientation is rooted in biological factors that are present at birth others believe that sexuality has both biological and social components and is not preordained at birth. TIle terms homosexual and gly…

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Hermaphrodites/Transsexuals

Hermaphrodites/Transsexuals Sex is not always clear-cut. Occasionally, a hormone imbalance before birth produces a hermaphrodlte person In whom sexual  tfferentlattou Is ambiguous0 or Incomplete. Hermaphrodites tend to have some combination of male and female genitalia. In one  case, for example, a chromosomally normal (XY) male was born with a penis just one centimeter long and a urinary opening  similar  o that…

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Sex:The Biological Dimension

Sex:The Biological Dimension Whereas the word gender is often used to refer to the distinctive qualities of men and women (masculinity and femininity) that are culturally created. sex refers to the biological and anatomical differences between females and males. At the core of these differences is the chromosomal information transmitted at the moment a child is conceived. TIle mother contributes an X…

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Sex and Gender

Sex and Gender As I sat in the theater at the Aladdin Hotel on the Strip [Las Vegas, Nevada], I was enclosed by a sea of crowns. Little girls and teenagers attended the [Miss America] Pageant in droves, many wearing the crowns and sashes that represented their biggest pageant victories. Sitting in the middle of the cheering section for Miss…

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