Essay on How Does Gender Affect Our Society?

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Question 3: Throughout this semester, this class has really pushed me outside of my comfort zone and made me aware of and question some of the gender differences that I have ignored and/or accepted throughout my life. It is clear that men, specifically wealthy, white men, still manage the world that we live in today. With the recent election, I have been thinking about how gender affects our society. The theory that has stuck out to me the most is Lorber’s A vs. not A ideology. I have realized that everything I do in my day-to-day life is based on this theory of A and Not A.

Question 5: The approach Hill-Collins is using when she argues that we should be constantly exploring and explaining the interconnectedness of race, gender, and class is called intersectionality. By using this sociological approach we are able to fully examine how individuals experience life and specifically discrimination and inequalities in their lives. Intersectionality is important, because the systems and structures of power that affect and determine the way we live are determined by the multiple social positions we occupy. The inequalities that exist in our society are not the result of a single, distinct factor, but they are the outcomes of multiple intersections of different social positions, power relations, and experiences.
In class, we have read many articles that focus on one social position, gender, but have failed to mention how other social positions may be affecting the…

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