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Fausto-Sterling “The Five Sexes, Revisited”
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Background Terms There are more sexes than just female and male Females Males “herms” Hermaphrodites “ferms” Female Pseudohermaphrodites “merms” Male Pseudohermaphrodites
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View of Sex and Gender Based on internal and external structures that support a dimorphic setup Does not account for the variability in the two
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Intersex Definition: Persons born with the full or partial sex organs of male and female, or with underdeveloped or ambiguous sex organs.
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History Money
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Unformatted text preview: Believed gender identity is malleable for about 18 months Problems and Focus Problems: Focus: Language/Definitions There is a select group of people making definitions and saying what is appropriate or inappropriate behavior in relation to intersexed people. This group is making judgment calls based on the importance society as a whole places on gender. Forward Focus Move away from a focus of genitals Acknowledge people come in a variety of sexual identities and characteristics...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course HDFS 2300 taught by Professor Rojas during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.

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