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Feminists argue that gender matters because _____.

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a. it helps us bring some order to a chaotic world

b. it structures social relations between people

c. it emphasizes natural differences that exist between men and women

d. there are roles for which men are each better suited and other roles for which women are better suited

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Your introductory sociology professor believes that gender roles serve a purpose in society to fulfill certain functions. What type of theoretical background is your professor espousing?

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a. conflict

b. postmodern

c. structuration

d. structural functionalism

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Which of the following theories is associated with the idea that gender is a process—a product of our everyday social interactions?

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a. psychoanalytic theory

b. conflict theory

c. microinteractionist theory

d. postmodern theory

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How might a sociologist describe the difference between homosexuality and homosexual behavior?

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a. Homosexuality is a fixed social identity that is determined at birth, and homosexual behavior is the outward manifestation of that identity.

b. Homosexuality is a lifestyle choice, whereas homosexual behavior is a choice about how to act in a particular moment and context.

c. Homosexuality implies having a certain social identity, whereas homosexual behavior is a choice about a particular activity at a particular time.

d. Homosexuality implies obtaining a social identity through repeated homosexual behavior

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While policies that overtly discriminate against women have mostly been driven from the workplace, there still exist covert barriers that are often referred to as _____.

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a. the mommy track

b. the glass ceiling

c. hegemonic masculinity

d. the glass escalator

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_____ is a nearly universal system involving the subordination of femininity to masculinity.

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a. Patriarchy

b. Sexism

c. Matriarchy

d. Hegemonic masculinity

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Gender studies can be said to focus on the relationship between _____.

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a. nature and nurture

b. sex and sexuality

c. men and women

d. sexual preference and social environment

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Which of the following statements offers an essentialist explanation for gender differences?

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a. Women find themselves in lower paying jobs with fewer opportunities for advancement because such jobs make it easier for them to balance work and family.

b. Women take on more responsibility for domestic tasks because men still think of such things as women’s work.

c. There are far fewer women professors in the hard sciences because women are tracked toward the humanities and social sciences.

d. Women are overrepresented in professions such as nursing, teaching, and social work because they are inherently more nurturing and caring than men.

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Women working in male-dominated professions often find that there are _____ opportunities for advancement, and men working in female-dominated professions often advance _____ their female colleagues.

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a. limited; more...
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