Notes between Test 2 and Test 3 for SOC 100

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Notes between Test 2 and Test 3 for SOC 100 2/26 Out of Town – no notes 2/27 Sex is biological, gender is socially constructed 5 sexes we can be born with: Male Female Hermaphrodite- male and female functioning parts Mermaphrodites- have all female parts but also underdeveloped male parts Fermaphrodites- have all male parts but also underdeveloped female parts Infinite number of genders- everyone has male and female characteristics Gender identity - your identity/sense of belonging that goes with your gender; how you connect with those of the same gender Gender roles - what is expected from your gender Men: strong; women: emotional absolute essentialism - gender roles are biologically determined social construction - we learn these things through interactions. Ex. how the football playing little girl is treated. Functionalists - gender roles and expectations help society function Feminists and conflict theorists - all about power; men have the power Symbolic interaction - look at the symbols we use for male and female: Men Women Blue (strong) pink (soft) Bathroom- man bathroom - dress Man symbol with an arrow woman symbol with a cross- religion, babies #1
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Blah during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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