Gender - Gender I. Gender a. A cultural construction of...

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Gender I. Gender a. A cultural construction of sexual difference b. About the cultural roles and expectations towards males and females c. Cultural understanding of genetic, biological, and cultural differences i. Differences in physical traits ii. Differences in abilities iii. Differences in behavior II. Biological Determinants a. Biological differences underlie the social and cultural differences b. Sexual dimorphism i. Differences in male and female biology III. Cultural Determinants a. Cultural differences define: i. Gender roles 1. Tasks and activities that a culture assigns to the sexes ii. Gender stereotypes 1. Oversimplified ideas about male and female characteristics iii. Gender stratification 1. Unequal distribution of rewards between men and women IV. Recurrent Gender Patterns a. Subsistence contributions of men and women are roughly equal cross-culturally i. In domestic activities, female labor dominates ii. In extradomestic activities, male labor dominates iii. Women are primary caregivers, but men often play a role b. Differences in male and female reproductive strategies
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i. Men mate more than women do
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