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Chapter 4 newman notes - Chapter4:GenderedFamilies...

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Sex     - a person’s biological maleness or femaleness: chromosomes, sex, glands,  produced  Gender       The Sexual Dichotomy: Two and Only Two? Sexual Dichotomy     Exhaustive categories are  mutually exclusive , in that you can only be one or the other sex; you can’t  be both Transsexuals     - people who identify w/a different, sex sometimes (though not always)  strongly enough to undergo hormone treatment or surgery to change their sex In traditional Navajo culture a person could be identified as male, female, or  nadle - a 3 rd  sex assigned to those whose sex-typed anatomical characteristics were ambiguous at  birth Hijras - of India are born as men, but by choice have their genitals surgically removed Intersexuality - individuals in whom biological sexual differentiation is either incomplete or  ambiguous About 90% are designated female b/c creating a vagina is considered surgically easier  than creating a penis Biological Influences on Gender Richard Udry- found that those women who were exposed to higher levels of  women who were exposed to lower levels of testosterone  Concluded from this finding that biological predispositions have a significant influence on  gender development 1 study found that consistent sex differences in the achievement of fundamental  developmental milestones appear w/in the 1 st  yr of life, early enough to make cultural or  environmental influence unlikely The Cultural Flexibility of Gender What it means to be masculine or feminine can vary by place to place Noel Cazenave examined the way different groups define the “ideal man” Margaret Mead: o
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