Social Inequalities And Gender Inequality Essay

795 Words Jul 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Professor Roy states one of the central questions about society that sociologists have tried to answer is: Why do some people have more of life’s goodies than others? Sociology addresses inequality as a core question more than any other fields. In Professor Roy’s lecture, he explains Max Weber’s hierarchical structure of class, status and party. Inequality is the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social status within a society. There are many types of social inequalities. There is power, wealth, income, social class, education, occupation, gender, race and ethnicity and age. Everyone experienced at least one of the following inequalities in their lives. Kozol’s “Savage Inequalities in American’s Schools and Pascoe’s “Dude You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality In High School both analyze inequality. But it’s the type of institutions they focus on that makes them different. Although it seems like they are talking about two different inequalities, both readings focus on inequality in the education system. For instance, in “Savage Inequalities in American’s Schools,” the author focuses on the inequality in the educational institutions while in Pascoe’s “Dude You’re a Fag: Adolescent Male Homophobia,” focuses on the gender and sexuality in the educational institutions.
Professor Roy in his lecture, quoted from My Fair Lady, “The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she’s treated,” is a perfect example of “hidden…

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