Lecture 4 - Gender&WomenStudies Lecture4 16:55...

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Lecture 4 16:55 Know well the definitions of: Sex Physical part Physical differences between males and females Biological Shape of body Functions of the body Example: Hips are wider in females than males Gender Social construction of what we understand of males and females are Biological determinism  Explanation that uses sex differences to explain complex human behaviors  Example: explanation of hormones Sex Differentiation Differences in development between males and females from an undifferentiated zygote  Zygote:  union of 46 chromosomes 23 from sperm  23 from ovum When the zygote develops 6 cells (4 days)=  morula When the morula reaches 16 cells, it becomes a  blastocyst  When the blastocyst reaches 70-100 cells, it becomes an  embryo   After 8 weeks of fertilization, the embryo becomes a  fetus   Although  chromosomal sex  is determined at the moment of conception, there is no 
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course GWS 103 taught by Professor Aronselly during the Spring '11 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture 4 - Gender&WomenStudies Lecture4 16:55...

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