What do i mean when i say that we should consider sex

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bisexual, heterosexual)? What do I mean when I say that we should consider sex, gender, and sexual orientation as analytically independent of one another? Why do I make this point? Do we ordinarily consider this to be the case? Why do I say that the public has an oversimplified conception of sex, gender, and sexual orientation? Medical model, just 2 sexes. Social constructionist model, sexual development is a continuum, in society and people in power within the society determine how people are categorized. But there really should be more than 2 categories. Medical (Dichotomous) vs. Social Constructionist (Continuum) Models and the Return to a Medical Model (“Disorders of Sexual Development” vs. “Divergence in Sexual Development”) Diversity model- not everyone falls into to groups, not a disorder, they function alright, they don’t need treatment, there had been a movement towards reproachment Sex = biological; Gender = social 1. Drag Queen—Gay -If a person is gay, and likes to wear women’s clothing. Usually we use the term drag queen. When were doing interviews with drag queens in the past, indicated a number of different motivations for dressing up (among women, drag kings, not as popular) - The most common reason is simply masquerade, for fun - Or you get more elaborately dressed and go to a drag ball, a couple, one would dress up in a gown, the other tuxedo. Just theater and masquerade - Another treason they do it is to attract straight men - 3 rd reason- to express their hostility towards the way that society treats anyone who didn’t fit into the dominant category or sex, gender, and sexual orientation, did is as an act of defiance. 2. Impersonator--Usually Gay -Impersonators, consider themselves professional entertainers, don’t want to be categorized with “tacky street queens,” they dress in the others genders clothes only to entertain. -2 types = street impersonators & stage impersonators -Usually gay -Street impersonators-> lower class of impersonators, not that skilled, lip sink, etc Don’t use their own voices, tend to have the lifestyle of people that aren’t higher in class, tend to use street drugs. Tend to be people who were drag queens types before, don make it if money.
Stage impersonators, these people used their own voices, because they were skilled. Drug of choice, usually alcohol It’s a continuum 3. Cross-Dresser/Transvestite-- As a Heterosexual Phenomenon -Heterosexuals that dress, called transvestite - Guys who are turned on by women, starts to put on women’s close to masturbate - The social development of this kind of cross dressing, reflecting in an autonomy of motives, motives for one point in time, can be different then at a another point in time =Start getting a rush beyond the sexual one by going outside dressed fully as a women. Would get a rush as passing as a women, second stage -Some but few want to become women as some point. B. Gender/Sex Reassignment 1. Transsexual a. Pre-op/Post-op No Longer TS?

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