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Social Problems
Professor Larry Stern
Reading Assignments, Videos & Web Sites

Unit 8: Gender and Gender Stratification


(1) Macionis, Society: The Basics, chapter 6 ("Sexuality and Society") & chapter 10 ("Gender Stratification")

(2) Lisa Wade, "The Truth About Gender and Math"

(3) Philip Cohen, "The Banal, Insidious Sexism of Smurfette" , The Atlantic, August 9, 2013

(4) Lisa Hix, "War on Women, Waged in Postcards: Memes From the Suffragist Era,"
Collector's Weekly, November 1, 2012

(5) "Americans Split Over New LGBT Protections, Restroom Policies," Gallup Poll, Politics, May 18, 2017

(6) Lisa Wade, "Gender and the Body Language of Power", Sociological Images, December 27, 2013

(7) Lisa Wade, "Sex and Love in and After College: Q & A Exchange with Sari Cooper," The Society Pages, May 3, 2017

(8) Michelle J. Cera, Jessie Ford, and Paula England, "college women: seen as a “slut” if they have sex on a hookup, “bitch” or “prude” if they don't," Contexts, August 7, 2017

(9) George W. Crane, "Marital Rating Scale - Husband's Chart"

(10) George W. Crane, "Marital Rating Scale - Wife's Chart"

View this documentary:

The Makers: Women Who Make America, Part 1, Awakenings (57 minutes)

View these brief videos:

Jimmy Carter, “Why I Believe the Mistreatment of Women is the Number One Human Rights Abuse,” TedTalk, May, 2015

Alice Stokes Paul: The Women's Suffrage Movement


Dustin Hoffman: The Making of the Movie Tootsie


Sheryl Sandberg (chief operating officer of Facebook): Why we have too few women leaders


 Jackson Katz, Tough Guise


Visit the Following Web Site:

Stonewall and Beyond: Lesbian and Gay Culture