Key Terms and Concepts

  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Sexual dimorphism
  • Sexual orientation: Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Asexual
  • Transgender
  • Inis Beag
  • The Sambia
  • Margaret Mead’s Gender Studies: Coming of Age in SamoaSex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies
  • Gender roles
  • Masculinity
  • Femininity
  • Third-genders: Two-Spirits, hijras
  • Gender and Language
  • Gender inequality: gender stratification, gender ideology, double burden
  • Gender and employment: glass ceiling
  • Global Gender Gap Report and Index
  • Violence against women (VAW)
  • VAW five stages: pre-birth, infancy, girlhood, adolescence and adulthood, elderly
  • Child marriage
  • Force-feeding
  • Female genital mutilation (FMG)
  • Rape
  • Forced prostitution
  • Female trafficking
  • Acid attack
  • “Honor” killing
  • Dowry violence: dowry deaths, bride burning
  • Missing girls of Asia: sex-selected abortion, female infanticide, male gender bias