Ch 3 - Ch. 3 Understanding Gender Distinguishing sex and...

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Ch. 3 Understanding Gender Distinguishing sex and gender roles Role: a set of expected behaviors associated with a specific status (male, female, Native America, student, mother, wife, son…), the position we hold in society. Ascribed statuses: little control - female, male, daughter, son, white, black Achieved statuses: acquired by virtue of our own efforts – spouse, parent, employee, student Biology and Gender • Sex: Biological traits that distinguish us as male or female • Gender: Encompasses the socialization experience of our sex • Gender Role: Attitude, beliefs, and values assigned to specific sex groups • Gender Identity: How a person accepts cultural prompting of gender role • Gender Presentation: How one chooses to demonstrate their gender affiliation in culture • Gender Stereotypes: What and how certain sexes are to behave within a culture The Process of Sex Differentiation Parent contributes 23 chromosomes to the fertilized egg = 46 chromosomes Sex Characteristics
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