Gender Stratification

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Gender Stratification

  1. 1. Gender Stratification
  2. 2. <ul><li>This is the unequal distribution of wealth, power, privilege between men and women </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is gender? <ul><li>It refers to the meaning a culture attaches to being a female and male. </li></ul><ul><li>Because society gives men more power and resources than women, gender is an important dimension of social stratification </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Through socialization process, people incorporate gender into their personalities (gender identities) as well as their actions (gender roles). </li></ul><ul><li>The major agents of socialization-family, peer groups, schools, and the mass media-reinforce cultural definitions of what is feminine and masculine </li></ul>
  5. 5. More specifically… <ul><li>Gender roles- are attitudes and activities that society links to each sex </li></ul><ul><li>Patriarchy- literally translates to “ rule of the fathers”, is a form of social organization in which males dominate females </li></ul><ul><li>Matriarchy- is a form of social organization in which females dominate males </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sexism- is the belief that one sex is innately superior to the other; it is the ideological basis of pariarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Feminism- is the advocacy of social equality for men and women, in opposition to patriarchy and sexism </li></ul><ul><li>Minority- any category of people, characterized by physical or cultural difference, that a society sets apart and subordinates </li></ul>
  7. 7. End!
  8. 8. It had been a good sem with all of you. Thank you for your time.

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