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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2259
Professor
Pamela Cushing
Semester
Winter

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Women and Deviance Edwin Schur - If masculinity is normal, then schur argues that o Even when they are normal, women are deviant Patriarchy - Feminists (and now many other theorists) argue that we live in a patriarchal society - Patriarchy: the rule of the fathers Masculine Domination - Sex vs. gender - Sex: male or female - Gender: masculine or feminine - System of masculine domination: gender traits associated with masculinity are highly valued those associated with femininity are devalued Primary vs. Auxilary Statuses - Gender is a primary status - “Women are perceived and reacted to at least initially, and often primarily, in terms of their femaleness” - Hyphenization phenomenon: women doctor, female-officer etc. Objectification - “Categorical devaluation means treating people as objects” - Little Value as human persons 6 Points central to objectification - Each woman is responded to primarily as a “female” - Women are seen as “all alike”
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