Gender Notes - Gender Tuesday, October 18, 2011 2:08 PM...

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"Common Sense" Biological differences that permit sexual reproduction Way we think of ourselves is rooted in biology, nature Male and female Sex The ways we display the knowledge of our package and claim a particular sex category on stage Performance-we DO sex categorization and gender Sex Category Masculine and feminine Social and cultural traits associated with a particular sex claim Gender A set of expectations governing the behavior of persons claiming a particular status in society Social Role A set of expectations governing the behavior of person claiming a particular sex in society Gender Role Rational Aggressive Dominant Strong Competitive Provider Male/Masculine Emotional Passive Submissive Weak Cooperative Nurturer Female/Feminine Men and women have biological differences and, given these, it is functional for the species to develop these gender roles Biological Functionalism
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