Discrimination against females, whether overt or unconscious, is often the result of stereotypes — beliefs about what males and females are good or not good at, or are suited, or not suited to. How does sociology approach such issues?
Sociology students are well aware of the many areas of society, both in the UK and globally, in which women fare less well than men. Gender inequality can be found throughout society, including in the family, in education, in the workplace, in health and in seats of power, such as governments.
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