Section 7 - Sex & Gender - SEX AND GENDER Sex...

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SEX AND GENDER Sex - biological/physical differences between man and woman  (e.g. the anatomical features) Sex is an ascribed status. Gender - refers to the social, physiological and cultural attributes of  masculinity and feminity that are based on biological distinctions. It is an achieved  status. One’s   sexual   identity   is   inherited,   but   gender   is   socially   learned.     Through   the   process   of  socialization/interaction certain identities and images develop (socially learned).  It varies according to culture  and shapes images of the different sexes.   Patriarchal Ideology The belief that men are superior to women and should control all important aspects of society.  It has been felt  that men are more capable in many areas. - In some societies male children are favoured over females - In most traditional societies and even today women are treated sometimes inferior.
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOSCI INBA6610 taught by Professor Prescott during the Fall '08 term at University of the West Indies at St. Augustine.

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Section 7 - Sex & Gender - SEX AND GENDER Sex...

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