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Why do women not figure more prominently among early sociologists?

A. There were no female early sociologists.

B. Once sociology became a recognized academic discipline, men designated the women-who were activists-as social workers, not sociologists.

C. In no field has sexism been more evident than in sociology.

D. The field of sociology seemed neither rigorous enough nor relevant enough to attract women.

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Answer: B. Once sociology became a recognized academic discipline, men designated the women-who were activists-as social workers, not sociologists.

In sociology, men like Emile Durkheim and Max Webber will always be remembered as the founding fathers of sociology. One may wonder however why there aren’t any women designated as a sociologist. This is because in those days, women were considered as minorities who didn’t contribute much to their careers. Looking at the employment data of sociologists, you will find out that there were more males than there were females who were given jobs in the field of sociology.

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