Similar to poverty and welfare, gender and race are also examples of social stratification. Gender determines the abstract biological makeup of humans. The two well-known genders are male and female. This ideology is perpetuated by class, as men continue to be categorized as the superior gender, and women are categorized as inferior. Depending on the level of class and strata of the level within the class, humans will continue to pursue social goals and attributes that help keep strata and classes balanced. Humans have a systematic way of keeping themselves ordered and accounted for. We build patterns and trends to keep up with growth. In doing so, we have begun to invest in systems rather than investing in people.