Gender And Social Inequality: Sex And Gender

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Social inequality refers to the ways in which social defines categories of a person’s characteristics such as gender, age, class, and ethnicity. Part of social inequality is gender inequality. Gender inequality is referring to the differences between a male and female, in how there is an unequal treatment to women than men. Throughout the paragraphs, there is going to be a little bit of everything such as meaning of sex and gender, theories of gender, gender inequality, education/work, and different sections of gender stratification.
To start off, I am going to talk about the term sex and gender and the difference that both of these words have. People tend to think that sex and gender are the same thing. Well there is a difference between sex and gender. Gender defines the characteristics that a society or culture describes as masculine or feminine. Sex is referred to biological differences such as chromosomes, internal and external sex organs. While people are sex as male or
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Another definition of gender essentialism is that it suggests that women and men are different in their essences – not just in their reproductive capacities, but also in their basic human natures (Kenschaft 23-24).Anyone with knowledge knows that gender varies in different cultures and that it changes over time which means that gender is not ‘an immutable creation of either God or nature.’ An example of essential is the idea that men are naturally inclined to rape which has been used to argue that women should stay out of men’s way rather than holding rapists accountable for their actions. With this example and several other examples of essentialism, the belief of a man and a woman are essentially different serves to maintain gender inequality (Kenschaft

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