Gender - • Social issues considered most severe of their...

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Gender Terms Sex- biological differences between males and females Gender- social construction built around sex Sexuality- sexual desire, preference, identity, and behavior Genders Male Female Transgender o Surgery to ‘normalize’ genital appearance (1 to 2 in 1000) o Recommended that you assign the gender based on biological test Transgendered Adults Gender identity disorder- feel they were born into the wrong gender; psychological disorder treated with surgery and mental health
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Unformatted text preview: • Social issues considered most severe of their problems Patriarchy- nearly universal system involving the subordination of femininity to masculinity Feminism- movement to raise consciousness that gender is an organizing principle of life • Personal is political • Women and men should have equal opportunities and respect • Black feminism o Early feminism was by, for, and about white middle class women o Women exist in a ‘matrix of domination’...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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