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Soc204midterm1 copy - #2 Doing Gender Before analyzing what...

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#2 Doing Gender Before analyzing what is meant by “doing gender” we must first look at the distinctions between sex and gender that most people don’t always apply when using these words. Sex is related to the biological aspect of a person or anatomy. On the other hand, gender refers to the cultural, including psychological differences that are observed between a man and a woman. The expectations of men and women have been deeply impacted by society and many other aspects of culture. Men are “naturally” expected to protect and be the breadwinners of the family. Also they are more sexually driven than women and not as emotional. Women however, are the primary nurtures and caregivers of the children and elderly. They perform the main household choirs. One major difference between the roles of men and women in today’s society is that women also hold a “second shift”. Doing gender impacts family putting more stress on the mother by having her work a second shift. This second shift is where they work all day at their jobs and come home to more
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2008 for the course SOC 204 taught by Professor Gold during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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