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Gender Roles and Sexism

Gender Roles and Sexism

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will explore gender roles; matriarchy and patriarchy. Sexism will be defined and Intersectionality Theory will be explored. Symbolic Interaction perspective will be explored in terms of gender inequality.

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Terms to Know
Gender Roles

Expectations for behavior based on one's gender status (male or female).


A theory that multiple forms of oppression (e.g. race, gender, age, sexuality, disability) combine to create overlapping experiences of discrimination.


A form of social organization where women have power and control and hold the dominant positions in social life.


A form of social organization in which males hold the dominant positions in society and in the household, holding authority over wives and daughters.


The view that one sex is better than the other.