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How is the gender of sexuality connected to the gender of the body?

How is the gender of sexuality connected to the gender of the body?

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Gender refers to the widely shared set of expectations and norms linked to how women and men, and girls and boys, should... View the full answer

  • It is commonly assumed that your gender is determined by your biological sex. You are masculine because you are male, for example. The separation of gender and sex is most apparent in the experience of people who feel that their ascribed gender-identity is not aligned with their biological sex. Those people, who may identify as transgender, some will opt to change their biological sex while others may change their gender-identity but not their sex. The sexual orientation of those whose gender identity does not match their biological sex is not self-evident. Biological males who live as females may be attracted to males, females or other trans individuals. This is evident, for example, among travestis In Brazil, as Mountian observes in the policy audit conducted on the country's 'Brazil without Homophobia' education policy, launched in 2004. Mountian found that travestis were discriminated against because they challenge the idea that gender identity is directly related to biological sex. Not all biological males feel themselves to have a masculine identity, and vice versa.
    • Minalaqueen
    • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:21am
  • The biological and physical aspects of sexuality largely concern the human reproductive functions, including the human sexual-response cycle and the basic biological drive that exists in all species.
    • Minalaqueen
    • Jul 20, 2016 at 4:23am

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As with most people, it may not have occurred to you that sex and gender are not the same. However, sociologists and most... View the full answer

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