Sociology Terms

  1. Gender Stratification
    Males' and females' unequal access to property, power,and prestige
  2. Sex
    Biological characteristics that distinguish females and males, consisting of primary and secondary sex characteristics
  3. Gender
    The behaviors and attitudes that a society considers proper for its males and females; masculinity or femininity
  4. Patriarchy
    A society in which men as a group dominate women as a group; authority is vested in males
  5. Matriarchy
    A society in which women as a group dominate men as a group; authority is vested in females
  6. Feminism
    The philosophy that menand women should be politically, economically, and socially equal; organize activities on behalf of this principle
  7. Glass Ceiling
    The mostly invisible barrier that keeps women from advancing to the top levels at work
  8. Sexual Harassment
    The abuse of one's position of authority to force unwanted sexual demands on someone
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Sociology Terms
Sex and Gender Vacab terms