SOCI 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Female Genital Mutilation, Infant Mortality, Human Reproduction

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SOCI101 Lecture 19 Notes
How did women become a minority group?
o Dominant and minority groups
There are more women than men in the U.S. but are still the minority
Ranked as such because of power, prestige, etc.
o Human reproduction theory
People lived for short time
Women had to constantly be reproducing
High level of infant mortality
o Hand-to-hand combat theory
Mix of biological and sociological theories
Woe ofte had hildre o their hips, ould’t fight as well
Global Gender Inequality
o Gap in education
2/3 of all women in the world cannot read or write
how can these people be employed in a sustainable way?
Why a’t they read or write?
o They are’t allowed to go to shools, a’t go after a
certain age
o Gap in politics
More men hold more offices than women internationally
o Gap in pay
Women earn 73% of what men make
o Violence against women
institutionalized violence against women
in China=foot binding
o small is beautiful
in India=suttee
o husband dies and wife is still alive
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