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Reading Guide West, Candace and Don Zimmerman, “Doing Gender.” Tibbals, Chauntelle. “Doing Gender as Resistance.” 1. By reference to the West and Zimmerman article, distinguish among the terms “sex,” “sex category,” and “gender.” Using the case of Agnes, explain what it means to “do gender.” How does the concept of “doing gender” differ from other social scientific perspectives on sex and gender? Sex is the biological criteria that refers to male and female. Sex catergory is “ the socially required identificatory displays that proclaim one's membership in one or the other category”.Lastly, gender is refering to acting appropriate corresponding to their sex catergory. Doing gender is a complex that is used to portray one's gender, meaning using certain social/ personal activities to do so. 2. Discuss the different ways in which, according to Tibbals, servers’ use of femininity in the

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