7 GENDER SEX

7 GENDER SEX - GENDER SEX & SEXUALITY - The social...

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GENDER SEX & SEXUALITY - The social construction of sex - The social construction of Gender - Sexism - Understanding Gender - Feminism - Gender Inequality - THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF SEX o Our society defines or constructs what it means to be male or female o Differences between sex and Gender Sex = biological or hereditary differences Your sex is determined by your bodily reproductive anatomy o MALE o FEMALE o OTHER? Transsexuals Actually physically change sexes through surgery and hormones Cross dressers Used to be called transvestites Occasionally wear the clothing of the opposite gender Multigendered Say there is a whole continuum of where people fall Transgenderists Live their lives as the opposite sex, but without any hormones or surgeries Intersexuals Previously known as hermaphrodites The five sexes, revisited People who are born with ambiguous genitalia Surgical reconstructions of intersexual peoples are basically solely social or cosmetic
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