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NEW Society_Notes_Chapter 7_Gender Inequality

NEW Society_Notes_Chapter 7_Gender Inequality - • Three...

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11/10/11 Chapter 7: Gender Inequality Introduction Understanding Gender Inequality GENDER INEQUALITY DEFINED Gender is preferred over sex inequalities because it refers to the social meanings associated with being a man or a woman Applications of masculinity and femininity personality traits, may make a person behave differently and experience the world in different ways Gender is largely learned
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Unformatted text preview: • Three implications: o Gender identities and behaviours are not stable and fixed o Gender identities―the internalized sense of being a man or a woman―and gender-specific behaviours need not be congruent with the sex assigned to individuals at birth. o Just like sexuality and sex, gender identities and behaviours are not polar opposites....
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