SOC 204 Notes - November 3 & 5
SOC 204 Notes - November 3 & 5 SOC 204
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Date Created: 11/06/15
Sociology 204 Notes Week of Friday 1162015 Tuesday November 3 Gender Stratification In context of unequal access to powerprestigeproperty sex as a biological differentiation of species gender as a social construction the expectations attitudes and behaviors that generate identities that sort men and women into a social order Gender and Sex Beyond the Binary sexuality refers to desire sexual preference and identity and the behavior that results from it the attempts to root gender identity in sex and sexuality pose problems for same sex attraction and behavior both social and biological sciences affirm a soft malleable link between gender identity and social identity authentic sexual expression involves nonbinary gender identities ie LGBTQ a just and free society does not harm to those who consensually express love regardless of sexual identity Systematic Results of Gender Stratification 2014 3500 sex trafficking cases inside the US National Center for Missing amp Exploited Children estimated 1 in 6 cases were related to sex trafficking Domination amp Violence worldwide women are more likely to be murders than men women are most likely to be my referred or raped by someone they know violence is a mechanism is social control how is the gender order constructed to facilitate violence how can masculinity be made less violent this type of masculinity is a learned behavior constructed through heterosexism interpersonal power socialcultural power emotional closure when men accept these masculine expectations that39s where the violence starts Mens39 work the dominant culture of masculinity is questioned here ie why men can39t show affection or vulnerability Masculine Myths Blinders amp Violence The results of a study on dangers of threatened masculinity benign overcompensation is most often shown lying about height avoiding quotfemininequot products but other research shows the more damaging effects more likely to act violently harass women unemployed men more likely to commit violence against women Thursday November 5 The Structural Transformation of the Gender Order from 19002000 the proportion of men and women in the workforce has gone from about 8020 to about 5050 lower socioeconomic class women are more likely to work over an average lifetime the amount of day spent working is greater for women than men working includes employment house duties childcare Feminism the intellectual consciousnessraising movement which is based on the idea of equal opportunities and respect among both men and women 3 important facets of feminism it39s consciousnessraising attempts to bring about social change it explains the machinations of the human world seeks to create understanding that gender is an organizing principle of life gender structures social relations on unequal grounds so power is fundamentally at play during talks about gender differences in certain cases a woman39s other status can elevate her above other women even other men
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