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Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real (Here's Why it Exists)

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The gender pay gap is real, and can be seen in hourly earnings, weekly earnings, annual income, and wealth. It exists both across and within occupations. Read on to learn about the social forces that create this gap.  

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You've Come a Long Way, Baby: Capitalism Through the Years

Capitalism has changed greatly since it was first introduced in the 14th century, and society too has changed along with it. A sociologists provides a snapshot of the first two epochs.

New Deal Capitalism and the Road to Globalization

For much of the 20th century, state intervention in capitalist economies was the norm. Learn about what made this third epoch of capitalism unique.

The Globalization of Capitalism

The globalization of capitalism was led by political and economic leaders of Western nations from the mid-20th century on. A sociologist reviews key events in this process.

Global Capitalism

Sociologists have identified five characteristics that make today's capitalism "global," and very different from previous versions of this economic system.

What's So Bad About Global Capitalism?

Through research, sociologists have found that global capitalism does far more harm than good. Here are ten key critiques of the system.

What's So Bad About Global Capitalism, Part 2

Through research, sociologists have found that global capitalism does far more harm than good. Here are ten key critiques of the system.

What is Capitalism, Exactly?

Capitalism is a widely used yet not often defined term. What does it actually mean? A sociologist provides a brief discussion.

Base and Superstructure

What are base and superstructure? Why did Marx write about them? A sociologist provides a brief and easy to understand overview of these concepts.

Can Sociology Help Me Counter Claims of "Reverse Racism"?

Claims of "reverse racism" are popular today, but does it really exist? A sociologist says "No!" Here's how you can use sociology to counter this claim.

Let's Talk About the Orgasm Gap, Baby

In heterosexual encounters, men achieve orgasm three times as frequently as women. Are women naturally less sexual?

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