social problems chapter 4

gender
the personal traits and life chances that a society links to being male or female
sex
the biological distinction between females and males
gender stratification
the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privelige
patriarchy
a social pattern in which males dominate females
matriarchy
a social patern in which femles dominate males
sexism
the belief that one sex is innately superior to the other
glass celing
subtle discrimnation that effectively blocks the movement of women into the highest positions in organizations
sexual harassment
unwanted comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature
intersection theory
the studty of how race, class, and gender interact often creating multiple disadvantages for some categories of people
feminism
the study of gender with the goal of changin society to make women and men equal