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February 26, 2015 / C H Thompson

Gender stereotypes

The clips below use the spoof character of Ali G as a vehicle for discussions about the social dynamics which will aid your understanding regarding the rise of feminism (plus you might like a chuckle). Satire has often been used to ridicule society’s contradictions and prejudices.

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  1. bobiibb / Mar 21 2015 2:17 pm

    very interesting.
    please explain functionalist perspective on social inequality.

    • C H Thompson / Mar 23 2015 7:42 pm

      Hi – functionalist don’t recognise social inequality in the way Marxists do, instead they talk about society functioning through the establishment of a collective conscious around ideas such as meritocracy. Therefore anyone finding themselves at the bottom of the pile, so to speak, has only themselves to blame. In this way meritocracy helps establish as value consensus. Hope that helps 🙂

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