Oct_23rd - Gender and Sexuality Biological Sex vs Gender...

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Gender and Sexuality Biological Sex vs Gender Sex is biologically determined and relates to physiological and anatomical make-up Gender refers to the culturally defined ways the sexes are perceived, evaluated, and expected to behave. o It relates to what it means to be a man or a woman o Cross culturally, there are a wide range of ideas about what it means to be feminine or masculine. Cultural Construction of Gender o Different cultures have distinctive ideas bout male and females o Connected to belief and value systems, these ideas define manhood/womanhood. o Cultural ideals often frame how we behave. Gender Norms o IN any given society there is a culturally defined set of expectations for each gender o Norms that dictate the types of behaviors that are expected from individuals. Gender Roles o The rights and duties one acquires through one’s gender o Individuals are socialized into gender roles o These roles are performed by individuals through their actions o “Breadwinner” “caregiver”
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course ANTH 205 taught by Professor Buckser during the Spring '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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