sociology chapter 8

sociology chapter 8 - sociology chapter 8 Inequalities of...

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sociology chapter 8 18/04/2008 12:30:00 Inequalities of gender  Sex- biological difference between men and women  Gender- social conditions that make you male or female sex and the body  primary sex characteristics  o what your born with  secondary sex characteristics o come at the onset of puberty  types of sex  o male  o female  o hermaphrodite born with incomplete sex organs so they are both male and  female   o transsexual  biological considered one gender but socially sees themselves  as the opposite gender  sexual orientation  o types of sexual orientation  heterosexual  attracted to opposite sex
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homosexuality  attracted to same sex  bisexuality  attracted to same and opposite sex  asexuality  no strong attraction to either sex  o why do societies encourage heterosexuality  because this is how you reproduce children  o homosexuality nature vs. nurture sexual orientation is backed by both  it is matter of social contention  o gay rights movement  late 60’s early 70’s  showed that they are the same as every body else  o research on sexual orientation  the Kinsey research  only a very small % of the population that is truly homosexual  gender and culture  o what is the importance of gender?  Diversity in gender 
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Social construction  o Uses of gender  Men hunt cause you got to be stronger 
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