The Gendered Society is an authoritative and incisive study of contemporary gender relations that challenges a common tendency to treat gender as an issue for women alone. Maintaining that gender differences are often exaggerated, the authors reveal how inequality is the cause rather than theproduct of those differences, and that gender is a socially constructed phenomenon. This second Canadian edition includes a new stand-alone chapter on sexuality as well as new and expanded coverage of current topics - from media and advertising, to body image, to bullying, to women in the workforce - revealing how gendered attitudes and behaviours permeate our everyday lives. Thisedition also includes more coverage of feminism as well as masculinity studies and men's issues, giving students a more in-depth look at issues and perspectives that continue to shape the study of gender. Thought-provoking and accessible, The Gendered Society, second Canadian edition, remains themost balanced and comprehensive overview of gender studies available in the Canadian market.