Ch 5 - Chapter 5 - Gender and Gender Roles Sex * Genetic -...

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Chapter 5 - Gender and Gender Roles Sex * Genetic - chromosomes * Anatomical - features Gender identity * Internal sense of being a male or being a female (the gender they identify with) - disorder = I have the wrong sex Gender role * attitudes, behaviors, rights and responsibilities that culture teaches * stereotypes Sex and gender identity * gender identity - biological component (what we look like), cultural component (what we think we should be), psychological component (what we feel we are), social component (what we act like) * gender variation * transgender - people that don't conform to the traditional expressions of gender Masculinity and Femininity * created by culture ****biology creates male and female, culture creates our concepts of masculinity and femininity * Western culture - men are more rational, macho, breadwinners - women are more expressive, less direct * Sexism - usually against women in corporate America * gender theory - how gender is created and what its purposes are Gender role learning
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course BIO 200 taught by Professor Ejiofor during the Fall '11 term at TN State.

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Ch 5 - Chapter 5 - Gender and Gender Roles Sex * Genetic -...

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