Chapter 4: Gender Inequality

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Gender Stratification
Overview: Social Problems: Continuity and Change (2016) outlines the various ways gender functions as an organizing principle in patriarchal societies (i.e., male-ruled societies), which affects every aspect of social life for young girls and women. Patriarchy refers to a social pattern in which male-bodied people dominate female-bodied people (Chapter 4 Lecture Notes 2022). Thus, your objective for Prompt Option #2 is to unpack how gender stratification operates and affects the life chances of girls, women, boys, and men.
Task #1: View the documentary titled, Miss Representation (2011) in its entirety. [Tip: Turn on closed captioning if you need to use them; run-time 90 minutes.]
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Task #2 Instructions: After reading Chapter 4, reviewing the Chapter 4 Lecture Notes, and viewing the above documentary, please fully answer the following prompt in its entirety:
In your own words, define gender stratification and explain how it is found in many social institutions of society and parts of everyday life.
In what ways does gender stratification, harm women and girls?
Visit the PayScale website ( to learn more about the gender pay gap—according to PayScale (2022), what is the current state of the gender pay gap in the US?
Provide at least three examples from the textbook or lecture notes and three examples from Miss Representation (2011) to support your argument.
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