LEC6_10_gendersexuality

LEC6_10_gendersexuality - SOC101Y SOC101Y Introduction to...

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Unformatted text preview: SOC101Y SOC101Y Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology Professor Robert Brym Professor Robert Brym Lecture #6 Lecture #6 Gender and Sexuality Gender and Sexuality 27 Oct 10 27 Oct 10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis509A&list=QL&feature=BF Sex refers to anatomical, chromosomal and hormonal features that typically make one male or female. Gender consists of the feelings, attitudes and behaviours typically associated with being male or female. Gender identity is ones sense of belonging to a particular sex biologically, psychologically and socially. Adopting a gender role involves behaving according to widely shared expectations about how males or Essentialism Essentialism stresses the biological stresses the biological roots of gender and sexuality, ignoring roots of gender and sexuality, ignoring their historical and cultural variability their historical and cultural variability Gender differences change over time. Gender inequality varies across societies. Mate selection criteria vary across societies. Gender Empowerment Measure*, Top 10 Gender Empowerment Measure*, Top 10 and Bottom 10 Countries, 2007 and Bottom 10 Countries, 2007 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 N o r w a y S w e d e n F i n l a n d D e n m a r k I c e l a n d N e t h e r l a n d s B e l g i u m A u s...
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LEC6_10_gendersexuality - SOC101Y SOC101Y Introduction to...

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