Sociology 2140 Lecture Notes - Cirrhosis, Quid Pro Quo, Canadian Human Rights Act

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Sexism- the belief that innate psychological, behavioural and/or intellectual differences exist between women and men and that these differences connote the superiority of one group and the inferiority of the other. Such attitudes often result in prejudice and discrimination at both the individual and institutional levels. Double or triple jeopardy occurs when a person is a member of two or more minority groups. Gender refers to the social definitions and expectations associated with being female or male. The global context: the status of women and men. Inequality is not simply conceptual, but a concrete structural denial of health care, food and social status. Despite some progress, millions of women around the world remain victims of violence, discrimination and abuse. One specific type of violence suffered by millions of women is female genital mutilation (fgm), also referred to as female genital cutting (fgc) In a clitorectomy, the entire glans and shaft of the clitoris are amputated.

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