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Identify and explain gender issues that arise in collectives
Introduction
Gender issues refer to economic, social, political and cultural attributes, constraints and opportunities associated with being man or woman. Collectives on the other hand refers to a group of entities of people who share or are motivated by at least one common issue, interest, work together to achieve a common objective. The issues of self-help, mutual responsibility, equality, equity are held in common by all objectives. Sociological definition of collectives stress qualities like extra-institutionalism, network character, multi-centeredness, fluid boundaries of collective membership and willingness of members to disrupt order (Grlach & Hine 2005). Women have made their own movements or have been part of mixed gender social movements because they are members of social classes; they are workers seeking expression, inclusion and redress form authority. In the formation of collectives, gender issues arise which when not well addressed can cause major setbacks to the different collectives formed due to numerous factors that arise in the society in many cases.
Gender issues that arise in the collectives
Gender stereotypes Women are the most disadvantaged when it comes to collectives. This lies in the stereotypes that people hold about men and women. Men are considered to posses more genetic qualities that reflect greater competence and instrumentality that the women. Specifically, men are considered more leader-like, intellectual, analytical, and able to think abstractly, able to solve problems whereas women are considered kind, warmer, more expressive, supportive, and more gentle (Williams & Bast 1990). In mixed gender setting, social movement participation is different for women because of the gender role expectations. Women tend to be performing ‘movement house wifely’ that…...

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