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Department
Political Science
Course
PO110
Professor
Christopher Anderson
Semester
Fall

Description
Gender/Patriarchy Gender Gender – the social construction of masculinity and femininity – reflects power relations and is a key feature of many political struggles. Although the feminist movement has challenged some sex stereotypes, socially accepted gender roles still reflect the division between public life (realm of politics and markets, dominated by men) and private life (the familial, domestic realm, dominated by women). Gendered understandings continue to shape the life choices of women and constrain their political involvement and impact. Even though women are not formally excluded from political institutions, they are not yet fully included. Political party elites, legislatures, and political leadership remain male territory. Patriarchy A society is patriarchal to the extent to which it promotes male privilege by being… ● Male identified ● Male dominated ● Male centred ● Control oriented About 70% of women and 57% of men believe an invisible barrier--a glass ceiling--prevents women from getting
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