Gender and Sexism

A review of contemporary writings on the issue of gender and sexism.

A difficult challenge confronting sociologists is the integration of the social factors of class, race and ethnicity with the phenomena of gender and sexism. This essay will argue, through a critical analysis of Patience Elabor-Idemudia’s Challenges Confronting African Immigrant Women in the Canadian Workforce, that while a sociologist must consider all of these factors, in many circumstances she/he must prioritize which factors are of particular significance in a given context. As will be seen, it would be a fundamental mistake for a sociologist to assume that a single factor necessarily governs all social environments.