Sociology 2140 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: 3 Women, Devaluation, Canadian Human Rights Commission

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Sexism: the belief that there are innate psychological, behavioral or intellectual diferences between females and males and that these diferences depict the superiority of one group and the inferiority of another. Gender: social deiniions and expectaions associated with being female/male. Sex: a person"s biological classiicaion as male or female. Gender dispariies are among the deepest and most pervasive of inequaliies. Asia) are listed as missing and are likely vicims of infanicide or neglect. 2 million girls aged 5-15 forced into the sex trade/year. Half a million girls die of birth complicaions: 20 imes more of this are seriously injured or disabled during childbirth. 1 in 3 women has been abused, beaten, or coerced into sex. Ways in which the organizaion of society (esp. its insituions) subordinates" individuals and groups based on their sex classiicaion. Results in difering educaional atainment, income, occupaion etc.

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