[1] SOC395 - Intro - SOC395 GENDER AND SEXUALITY Lecture 1 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Prof Green Cynthia Guzman o Fridays 10-11 am Room 225

[1] SOC395 - Intro - SOC395 GENDER AND SEXUALITY Lecture 1...

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SOC395 – GENDER AND SEXUALITY January 14, 2016 Lecture 1: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality - Prof Green - Cynthia Guzman o Fridays 10-11 am; Room 225, 725 Spadina Society - Institutions - Social networks - Culture o Symbolic systems related to patterns of behaviour o Building blocks of society o Ideologies, beliefs, habits of action Binary Sex-Gender System 1. Sex assignment a. 2 options; Male or female (with the rare option of inter-sex) b. This system only has 2 concrete options 2. Gender identity a. The assumptions of whatever gender a person was assigned with, will live with that gender identity 3. Gender role a. Gender appropriate activities 4. Sexual orientation a. Heterosexual is a norm and the assumed i. Any variation from the system is considered “pathological”

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