Minority in women classmate response 2

Sociology Response Essay: Minorities and Women In my opinion, Christy Turner does not provide the right explanation to the first question on race, class and gender. She only explains why these three factors matter to individuals and not the society as a group. However, Andersen and Hill-Collins (2013) have explained their views in a different way, by categorizing this as a matter that affects not only individuals but the society. In the second question, Turner has provided her readers with the right definition of the term matrix domination and its purpose.
The discussion provided by Camille Houston on race, class and gender provides a better explanation to the first question. This is because Houston provides an explanation that is similar to Andersen and Hill-Collin’s views. Andersen and Hill-Collins (2013) argue that it matters because there are those whose lives are valued more than those of others. Similar to Turner’s definition, Houston also gives a clear definition of the matrix of domination. It is important for not only the researchers but for the participants who are participating in researches. For example, it shows how and why participants can answer research questionnaires without biasness when it comes to topics on race, class and gender.
I agree with both Turner and Houston when they say that Almas Sayeed is expected to adhere to marriage traditions such as wearing the hijab, cooking and cleaning for her husband. In her article, Sayeed also indicated that she is expected to agree to her father’s wishes on time, whether she likes or not. Lastly, both Turner and Houston provide an outstanding and detailed discussion of the factors that prompt Sayeed to question her gender equality and the social and cultural meaning of the hijab. Sayeed was not happy to be told that she would be married off to a stranger. In addition, she was aware that she was not attracted to men, despite being in a long-term relationship with another man while she was in college. The two discussions provided by my classmates on the social meaning of the hijab are very accurate, because to Muslims, it symbolizes an item that protects women from men’s lustful desires among other uses.
Andersen, M., & Hill-Collins, P. (2013). Race, Class, & Gender: An Anthology (8 ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.