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By Jasmine Ingham S exual orientation and gender identity play a large role in the social stratification structure of the United States. Because we operate under a system of patriarchy, typical gender roles are expected to be kept firmly in place to continue male dominance.
Homosexuals, bisexuals, and people who do not fit the gender norm, i. Therefore, from birth we are taught that we are either male or female and must look and act in masculine or feminine ways.
We are also taught, both explicitly and through subtle socialization, that the natural, normal and expected sexual orientation is heterosexual. Upholding these expectations perpetuates heterosexual privilege, and, ultimately, male dominance. To deconstruct the ties between sexual orientation, gender norms and male dominance, let us first examine what patriarchy is.
Patriarchy is a social structure in which men have and maintain the dominant power. This means that men, overall, have the highest-paying and most powerful decision-making jobs. They make most of the governmental and business decisions within the country.
They have significantly more representation than do women in the most powerful and prestigious social institutions: A by-product of this structure is that women are often relegated to being stay-at-home wives and mothers, or working in fields which make less money and have lower social status, such as childcare, elementary school teaching, or secretarial work.
Johnson, ; 49 But patriarchy goes beyond what kinds of jobs people have. A male-dominated society also means that men feel they have power or authority over women in personal situations as well as the workplace.
Johnson, ; 28 So, how do gender identity and sexual orientation play into all of this? Typical gender roles are an essential aspect of maintaining the status quo as it is.
Because males are the ones with the power in society, masculinity is defined as being physically strong, authoritative, competitive, emotionally distant, and independent. Femininity, on the other hand, is associated with being physically attractive, physically weak, demure, subservient, emotional, nurturing, and dependent.
These roles are essential for upholding patriarchy.
So our gender roles are taught to us from birth. Social standards say that sex and gender always must match up: Wolf, Being male and being female is so much more than whether a person has testicles or ovaries. Our expectations are narrowly defined, from what type of clothes we should wear to whether we should be a Senator or a stay-at-home parent.The Patriarchy of Sex.
"gender role conformity indirectly depresses sexual satisfaction for women but not men because traditional gender-based sexual roles dictate sexual passivity for women. Feminists want to maximize the number of men who get charged with rape.
Feminists don’t care about actual rape victims. But they do hate men enough that they want to use rape as a political weapon against them, even if it means encouraging high-risk behaviour among college-aged plombier-nemours.com their eyes, one girl’s unpleasant night is worth it, to see a dastardly patriarch spend a decade in prison.
It is particularly infuriating when women are the ones enforcing harmful and inconsistent standards on other women.
Clare, I hope you and your boyfriend and friends have a chance to get dressed up again and do something better than Patriarchy Prom. We have moved! Sociological Research Online (SRO) is now published by the BSA and SAGE, and as of August this site will no longer be active.
The journal homepage, latest updates, and all issues (including issue onwards) are available on the SAGE Journals plombier-nemours.com you are based outside of an academic institution, please contact the Editorial Office for information on free access to. What Women Really Want Is The Patriarchy Women have blindly followed the feminist mantra and now find themselves lonely and confused.
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