Gender--Comprehensive Version [Not Presented in Class]

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Chapter 11 Sex and Gender
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Important Questions To what extent does biology influence maleness and femaleness? Are males dominant over females in all societies? How similar are gender roles throughout the world? Do women and men in the same culture communicate differently? How can extreme gender ideology lead to the exploitation of women?
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Gender Gender refers to the way members of the two sexes are perceived, evaluated, and expected to behave. Sexual dimorphism refers to the physiological differences between men and women. U.S. culture recognizes only two genders, male and female, but other cultures recognize a combined male/female gender.
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Gender Masculinity The social definition of maleness, which varies from society to society. Femininity The social definition of femaleness, which varies from culture to culture.
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Femininity A nine-year-old girl from Vermont in camouflage is being taught to hunt black bears with her own 20-gauge shotgun. This is certainly an atypical definition of femininity in the United States.
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Human Sexuality The sexual practices of humans, usually varying from culture to culture. Extramarital activity Sexual activity outside marriage. Sex drive Desire for sexual activity.
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Sexuality Heterosexual A person who is sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex. Homosexual A person who is sexually attracted to people of the same sex.
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Men have greater body mass and strength and are better equipped for hunting, warfare, and land clearing. Women do tasks that are compatible with
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Guda during the Spring '11 term at Campbell University .

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