Introduction to Women’s Studies
Study Guide, Ch 2 “Bodies & Genders”
Know the following terms: heterosexual matrix, sex-gender, everyday attribution process, sex, sexuality, gender,
one sex model,
separate spheres, Thomas theorem,
“two-spirit”, “women-men”, berdache, gay, third gender,
sociobiological, evolutionary psychological, binary thinking, sexual scripts, body reflective practices, racialized,
intersexual, transsexuals, transgender, intersexuality, monster ethics, medicalized, gender polarity,
mestizo, sexual dimorphism
Who was Maria Patino & why is her story important? What is meant by the “standard story” according to the
What are non-conforming bodies and how have different theorists responded to them?
What are the three assumptions of the “old story line” regarding sex, sexuality & gender according to your text?
What is meant by sex-gender?
What is ”everyday attribution process” and why is it important in understanding
sex and gender?
What is meant by sex, sexuality, and gender and what terms are used to refer to them?