social problems chapter 4

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gender
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the personal traits and life chances that a society links to being male or female
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sex
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the biological distinction between females and males
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gender stratification
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the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privelige
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patriarchy
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a social pattern in which males dominate females
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matriarchy
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a social patern in which femles dominate males
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sexism
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the belief that one sex is innately superior to the other
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glass celing
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subtle discrimnation that effectively blocks the movement of women into the highest positions in organizations
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sexual harassment
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unwanted comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature
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intersection theory
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the studty of how race, class, and gender interact often creating multiple disadvantages for some categories of people
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feminism
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the study of gender with the goal of changin society to make women and men equal

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