Flashcards in Chapter 10 - Terms Deck (15)
Males' and females' unequal access to propety, power, and prestige.
Biological characteristics that distinguish females and males, consisting of primary and secondary sex characteristics.
The behaviors and attitudes that a society considers proper for its males and females; masculinity or femininity.
Men-as-a-group dominating women-as-a-group; authority is vested in males.
The philosophy that men and women should be politically, economically, and socially equal; organized activities on behalf of this principle.
The mostly invisible barrier that keeps women from advancing to the top levels at work.
The abuse of one's position of authority to force unwanted sexual demands on someone.
the maximum length of life of a species; for humans, the longest that a human has lived.
The number of years than an average person at any age, including newborns, can except to live.
Graying of America
The growing percentage of older people in the U.S. population.
Prejudice and discrimination directed against people because of their age; can be directed against any age group, including youth.
People born at roughly the same time who pass through the life course together.
The view that society is stabilized by having the elderly retire (disengage from) their positions of responsibility so the younger generation can step into their shoes.
The view that satisfaction during old age is related to a person's amount and quality of activity.