SOC 100 Chapter 10 Gender

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SOC 100 Chapter 10 Gender I. Introduction II. Distinguishing Sex and Gender a. Sex - a biological concept determined on the basis of primary sex characteristics b. Primary sex characteristics - the anatomical traits essential to reproduction c. Secondary sex characteristics - physical traits not essential to reproduction (breast development, voice, hair, musculoskeletal form) that result from male (androgen) and female (estrogen) hormones d. Intersexed - a broad term used by the medical profession to classify people with some mixture of male and female biological characteristics; formerly known as hermaphrodites e. Transsexuals- one whose gender identity is opposite his/her biological sex; tens of thousands of people have sex change operations f. Transgendered - one whose appearance and/or behaviors do not conform to traditional gender roles g. Gender - a social distinction based on culturally conceived and learned ideas about appropriate behavior, appearance, behavior, and mental or emotional characteristics;
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