Sexism: Gender Differences and Contexts


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Which type of sexism occurs when a society gives different opportunities or advantages to one sex in a specific context?

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1. Some women find that they can be promoted to mid-level jobs, such as assistant manager, but that they won't be promoted to top-level jobs, such as general manager or CEO. This trend has been labeled _____.

2. Some companies promote men to top-level positions easily, allowing them to rise through promotions as if by magic. This trend is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Institutional sexism is a societal issue that unfortunately does not have an easy fix. This quiz tests you on a number of problems women face as a result of institutional sexism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This institutional sexism quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize a relevant phrase when given its description
  • Recall the average amount a woman earns to every dollar a man earns
  • Understand what a trend in expectations for women is referred to as

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the related sociology lesson
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider what phrase relating to institutional sexism matches the definition given
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained regarding institutional sexism

Additional Learning

The lesson Sexism: Gender Differences and Contexts covers the following objectives:

  • List issues women often deal with in the workplace
  • Explain how sexism can impact the home
  • Summarize some historical sexism regarding women in politics
  • Examine the history of women and the military