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1 Gender Sex — a biological distinction; the chromosomal, chemical, and anatomical organization of males and females Gender a socially constructed definition based on sex category, based on the meanings that societies attach to the fact of sex differences Gender identity : our understanding of ourselves as male or female and what it means to be male or female Gender stratification – the unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women.
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2 The biological perspective Evolutionary arguments Sociobiology (E.O. Wilson) Sarah Hrdy Brain function Hormones Testosterone Estrogen
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3 Men’s and Women’s Athletic Performance in the Marathon Sources : Christian Science Monitor , © 1995 Christian Science Monitor and Marathonguide.com (2006). Adapted with permission of the Christian Science Monitor .
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4 Gender in cross-cultural perspective Q: Are gender differences mainly biological or cultural? If gender is primarily biological , there will be little variation in gender roles across cultures. If gender is cultural , there will be lots of variation. 2 universals
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