Sociology The Core Study Set 1

Sociology

Quiz 8 :

Gender Inequality

Quiz 8 :

Gender Inequality

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Gender roles constitute master statuses.
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Popular G-rated movies are characterized by a preponderance of female leads, supporting characters, and narrators.
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Many countries now have 30 and 40 percent of their legislatures comprised of women, which is far ahead of the United States.
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The most pervasive form of institutional sexism is patriarchy.
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Historically, the gender division of labor has operated to bind women to their occupational function in society.
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An assessment of all the states shows that, in terms of access to gender equality, it doesn't matter where in the United Sates one lives.
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Gender stereotypes arise in response to a gender division of labor and then serve to rationalize it by attributing substantially different personality characteristics and traits to the sexes.
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Men have more social, economic, and political power than women in societies around the world.
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In the Middle East and Northern Africa, killing a wife for alleged immoral acts is called an "honor killing."
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Gender identities are social conceptions we have of ourselves as being male or female.
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Until the 20th century, English and American common law viewed women as undergoing "civil death" upon marriage.
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Sexual inequality has been sustained over the years by assigning the economic-provider role to men and the childrearing role to women.
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Until the 20th century, English and American common law specified that a wife must submit to sexual intercourse with her husband.
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Sex refers to the sociocultural distinction between males and females.
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Two-thirds of the world's illiterate adults are female.
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Gender refers to whether one is genetically male or female.
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At the individual level, sexism involves the policies, procedures, and practices that produce unequal outcomes for men and women.
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The U.S. State Department's human rights report presents evidence of discrimination against, and persecution of, women around the world.
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Gender roles refer to whether one is genetically male or female and determine the biological role one plays in reproduction.
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A rationalization for keeping women in a subordinate social position in the United States has been the notion that "a woman's place is in the home."
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