Can all gender imbalance in representation really be attributed to structural inequality? Is it reasonable to lay some of the responsibility for, say, the absence of female filmmakers in this year’s Cannes Film Festival competition lineup at the feet of garden-variety gender socialisation?
First of all, write your own damn intro to gender studies midterm paper.
If you want a good grade, point out the fact that “garden-variety” gender socialization is a reflection of a hegemonic value system, and in a patriarchal society, social norms are the root cause of structural inequality.
Make the argument that gender socialization and structural inequality are not separable, especially in traditionally male dominated social systems (e.g. the film industry.)