Intersectional Sociology of Gender (2 terms, last term) (HS) (elizabeth ortega)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

Hi everyone, I enjoyed this class and am truly excited for this next and last term. We will continue to examine how gender, from an intersectional lens shapes the media, violence, sexuality, intimacy, education, the economy, different family structures, religion, government and society at large. We will explore how gender varies by race, class, ethnicity, global region, sexual orientation, why feminism and women’s liberation across the globe aim to improve the lives of women and men and everyone in-between. Emphasis will be on U.S. history and society, but comparisons to other countries will be made to examine how gender works and plays out.

These are the topics to come and I can’t wait for more with you all.

Gender Based Violence and Gender Inequities

White body supremacy and violence (overt and covert)

Religion and Systems of Beliefs 


Through this class students will be able to 1) analyze how social structure and culture shape gendered identities and experiences, apply sociological terms and concepts concerning gendered experiences and phenomena to their papers and presentations 2) Identify how race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality affect gender relations and experiences 3) Explain how gender creates power and control imbalances in people’s personal relationships

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