WMST 101 - sept 2 sex and gender

WMST 101 - sept 2 sex and gender - Jasmine Cho September 2,...

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Jasmine Cho September 2, 2010 WMST RECAP-Points from Previous Lecture Feminism as a response to structural inequality/ ‘Why We Can’t Wait’ There is no single pathway to feminism/gender consciousness (multiple paths) When feminism becomes invisible-> gets portrayed as an irritant Men with interest in feminism must deal with sexism and homophobia What is Sex?/What is Gender? Three assumptions about sex : 1) Biological sex Biological sex -DNA, body composition, sex organs are primary means of determining a person’s sex as male or female 2) Sex as an activity 3) Sex as a set of behaviors associated with a particular group with similar characteristics Gender Term most appropriate for referring to masculine and feminine roles and behaviors which are assigned to those with male and female characteristics What factors determine whether a newborn is a male or female? What are the consequences if Fausto-Sterling's argument about the existence of more than two sexes is correct? Implications
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course WMST 101 taught by Professor Burns during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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WMST 101 - sept 2 sex and gender - Jasmine Cho September 2,...

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