gender status

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Rights, privileges, powers, duties, and disabilities of each gender (e.g., legal, domestic, economic, political, ceremonial); special exceptions for each gender; general statements bearing upon the status inferiority or superiority of women; special elaborations (e.g., chivalry, notions of the uncleanness of women); explanations of gender differences; competition between genders; stereotyped attitudes of each gender towards the other (e.g., disdain, idealization); etc. Until 1997 this category was used for most discussions about gender roles and issues.

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