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Associate Program Material

Gender and Sex Worksheet

Answer the following questions in 50 to 150 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

What is gender? What is sex in biological terms? Are gender and sex the same thing? Explain why or why not? Gender is a classification of categories in which it describes someone’s sex based on characteristics of a person, a category that society has given to a person. Sex is the biological difference in a person, such as the bodily organs, chromosomes, or hormonal profiles. Gender is what society labels a person by their characteristics, and sex is scientifically describes the difference between a male and a female. Even though gender and sex are very similar they are very different, they both have specific differences in which what makes a male a male and a female a female.

How do gender and sex contribute to the concepts and constructions of masculinity and femininity? * Gender and sex contribute to the constructions of masculinity and feminism by many different things. For one, society thinks and portrays a little boy just because he is labeled a boy to be strong, aggressive, and hard. Then society portrays a women to be the total opposite, quite, mannered, loving, sweet, these are how society portrays masculinity and feminisms. Society thinks that just because a woman is a woman that she is a caretaker. They assume that a woman is automatically born with those skills when in fact society has installed it in her to be all of those things. Society builds an image in which a man and female think they must be like how society portrays them in order to fit in with society. * (Gender Socialization Transcript)

Do our concepts of gender and sex contribute to the ways we embrace gender and sex in diversity? * I think the way we embrace gender and sex does contribute to diversity since men are considered to be the head of the...

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