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Episode Info: In this interview with Aaron Levine, who has a master’s in sociology from Portland State University, we discuss what hegemonic masculinity is- and how it manifests in our nonprofits.   Watch here: Part one in a series of 3. Show 1: Introduction, Gender Structure and the Workplace Start out with: Here’s what we know for sure. Studies show women make less. But it goes beyond that. Sexism in the workplace according to my Bloomerang research (lower wages for women across all job titles, levels of experience) By the end of this round of podcasts we will talk about:–Why your boss doesn’t pay you more-–Why women have a harder time getting leadership roles-–And what we can do about it. I. Aaron who are you?A. PSU Sociology Master’sB. Studied Swazi male drinking habitsC. Lead me to Connell’s theory of masculinities II. What are gender structures and masculinities in hegemonic masculinity?    A. Connell’s theory of masculinities, asymmetric power difference between men and women. gender as performance is varied. Men are accepting or rejecting various factors of it. It’s a type of performance of masculinity.i. Gender structure is a large analytical cloud. You have to talk about it in small arenas to get people to activate their understanding of it.ii. How does this activate in the gender structure of the organization? Domineering male is hegemonic performed. Complicit is woke male friend, getting benefits because he is male. B. Four types of relations (academics are discovering others, but whatever):i. Power relations: what men can do that women can’t/what they can do to dominate women (being your boss, having more money and can therefore spend more)ii. Production relations: MOST IMPORTANT FOR THE WORKPLACE, that male work is rewarded more than female work, regardless of what that work actually isa) Team dynamic. But i will get more preferential treatment because I am male.iii. Emotional relations: how men and women relate to each other on the personal level, which OBSCURES THE GENDER STRUCTURE and what most listeners run into when talking about “woke-ness”iv. Symbolic relations: cultural and social relationships to others and things that support the gender structure (color choice, name choice, relation to childrearing) III. What is the glass escalator? And how it fits into the gender structure A. A researcher was interviewing black male nurses. In a female dominated field, men will be put into positions of power by basis of being male in a female dominated profession. Women face the glass ceiling in male dominated professions. Black men didn’t find too much resistance to administrative roles. Anecdotes from us IV. Corporate structure is a machine, one that supports and operates within the gender structureA. latent dysfunction- functionalism.B. HR doesn’t work for an individual, but it does work for a corporation.C. Run by men.i. Protect men from consequences of sexual harassment. Going to corporate structure for justice doe...
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