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The locution is admittedly awkward. Since “White” is often usually juxtaposed to “Black” or “African-American” and “Anglo” to “Latino” or “Hispanic,” however, the conglomerate term for the majority group seems appropriate. 28 ✦ The Private Roots of Public Action heterogeneity among men and among women. Sometimes the differences among men and among women are greater than the differences between men and women. With respect to most human attributes, even ones with a physiological basis, it is useful to conceptualize the differences between females and males, not in terms of a dichotomy, but rather in terms of overlapping bell curves with different means.

In our concern with social institutions, we build on the foundations laid by many scholars of gender and participation, scholars who have examined whether having jobs, being married, and having children affect women’s and men’s political participation. ”; M. Kent Jennings and Barbara Farah, “Social Roles and Political Resources,” American Journal of Political Science 25 (1981): 462–482; Eileen McDonagh, “To Work or Not to Work: The Differential Impact of Achieved and Derived Status upon the Political Participation of Women, 1956–76,” American Journal of Political Science 26 (1982): 280– 297; Kristi Andersen and Elizabeth A.

Although religious institutions long excluded women from clerical leadership and religious doctrine has customarily been invoked to buttress a traditional division of labor, women have consistently been more devout and more religiously active than men. At the time of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, only a few denominations—among them the Congregationalists, the Unitarians, and a few holiness sects such as the Nazarenes27—permitted the ordination of women. 28 Orthodox faiths—among them Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Mor27.

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