Complete the card sort activity that has been placed on your
desk. Once this is completed, then consider what alternative
headings your could use for these – for example, ‘inequality
in the family’ could be one heading.
Extension task - provide some evaluation of a selection of
these statistics. Try to use sociological explanations for this.
These statistics could be used as
evidence in a 20 mark question, or it could
be linked to sociological explanations in a
40 mark question.
TO GATHER EVIDENCE FOR GENDER
INEQUALITY IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
LITERACY – TO COMPLETE OUR
Gender inequality can be seen all around us, although
sometimes it is difficult to quantify and therefore prove
beyond reasonable doubt. In politics we can consider how
many members of parliament are female (147 out of 650), how
many members of the cabinet are female (4 out of 22), but we
cannot quantify how this inequality impacts on the lives of
women in Britain.
Think! As a sociologist, how
would you research the
impacts of these statistics?
There is quantitative evidence that shows inequality in many
walks of life. What could some of these be?
You will each be given one of these area, and asked what
sort of evidence you would expect to see that shows
Now use your synoptic skills to explain some of this
inequality. For example, “with on a small proportion of MPs
that are female, it could be argued that young girls are not
socialised into believing that women should be influential.”
in the media
You have been provided with evidence of gender inequality.
Complete the following tasks.
1. Complete the statistics task on page two of the booklet
2. Plan an answer, using these statistics, for the following
question: “Outline the evidence that the UK is a
3. Write a paragraph explaining at least three of these
statistics using key concepts from AS (socialisation,
patriarchy, feminism and so forth)
You have five minutes to memorise at least three pieces of
evidence that you have been given today, and then you will
need to write these down on a post it as you leave.