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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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  • Intersectionality

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

  • Gender Roles

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

  • Sexism

    The view that one sex is better than the other.

  • Patriarchy

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

  • Matriarchy

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