Men Vs. Women - Yacoub 1 Men vs. Women: An Analysis of...

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Yacoub 1 Men vs. Women: An Analysis of Gender Roles in Society In the article entitled, “Men Are From Earth, and So Are Women. It’s faulty”, by Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers, the differences between men and women are reexamined as well as challenged. According to Rivers and Barnett, there is really no innate difference between the sexes; there are only varying behaviors that are determined by the degree of power males and females hold in a given situation. Contrasting this with a completely different piece, Anne Fausto-Sterling’s “The Five Sexes: Why Men and Female are Not Enough”, is an erudite work which suggests that people come in bewildering sexual varieties. Testing medical values and social norms, this article delves into some of the biological and cultural issues regarding gender identity as Fausto-Sterling proposes that there are not two, but instead, five human genders. Throughout these readings, considering their differences, one thing has remained—gender is not always as it portrayed in society
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ANTH 316 taught by Professor Alexanian during the Spring '08 term at CSU Fullerton.

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Men Vs. Women - Yacoub 1 Men vs. Women: An Analysis of...

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