Gender Theories (1) - Two Basic Types Biological...

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Two Basic Types Biological Essentialist Social Constructionist
Biological Essentialism Gender is natural Gender stratification is due to sex-linked personality and behavioral differences Includes the idea that social behavior can be genetically inherited
Social Constructionist Societies create ideal traits and behaviors for men and women We learn gender It is socially constructed
Micro type and Macro type theories MICROTYPE: individual features or characteristics lead to gender stratification (aggression, leadership ability, rationality) MACROTYPE: societal features or

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