Sociology Quiz 9

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__________ refer(s) to the culturally and socially constructed differences between females and males found in the meanings, beliefs and practices associated with "femininity" and "masculinity."


According to intersection theory, ___________ is a source of social disadvantage.

gender, race, and class

In about what percentage of rapes and attempted rapes on college campuses does the woman know her attacker?

90 percent

In the United States in 2013, women in the labor force working full time earned __________ to every dollar men earned.

78 cents

_______ refers to social organization in which males dominate females.


Today, women represent _________ of all students on college campuses across the United States.

57 percent

Looking back over U.S. history, we see a general trend by which women ________

have gained opportunities and power.

Which type of feminism links the social disadvantages of women to the capitalist economic system?

Socialist feminism

Which type of feminism accepts the basic organization of U.S. society, but seeks to give women the same rights and opportunities as men?

Liberal feminism

Talcott Parsons explained that males tend to exhibit ________ behavior, while females are more ________.

instrumental; expressive

At every class level ________

women have less income, wealth, education, and power than men do.

What is at the heart of the controversy over women’s participation in the military?

Women are seen as nurturers rather than people who kill.

The point of describing gender in the Israeli kibbutzim is to show that ________

cultures define gender in different ways.

On average, young men show greater _______ ability than young women; young women show greater ________ ability than young men.

mathematical; verbal

What is the form of social organization in which females dominate males?


Women have served in the U.S. armed forces ________

since colonial times.

The chapter argues that gender is not just a matter of difference in behavior, but also of differences in ________

power, wealth, and privileges.

Sexual harassment is an important social issue because ________

half of working women report receiving unwanted sexual attention.

When did feminism begin as a social movement in the United States?

In the 1840s

Based on the map and discussion in the text, in which continent do women have the lowest social standing in relation to men?


Most cases of female genital mutilation occur in ________


Which factor has helped increase the share of women in the paid labor force over the course of the last century?

A rising divorce rate

Approximately what percentage of U.S. women are working for income today?

60 percent

Which type of feminism seeks to end patriarchy by eliminating the idea of gender itself?

Radical feminism

In which of the following nations does the political power of women come closest to that of men?


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