Gender and Sex Worksheet Eth/125 Wk7

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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 the range of mental, physical and behavioral characteristics that distinguish between male “masculinity” and female “femininity”. SEX: how the organisms are classified as either female or male based on their reproductive organs and functions.

Yes I feel that gender and sex are the same thing for the most part reason being is that both state that a person is identified as either male or female based on ther physical characteristics. Although they are defined differently over all it means the same thing, except that for the word gender it says mental and behavioral characteristics distinguish whether someone is masculine or feminine. Based on those two things you can not always identify someones sex because if it is not stated in the topic or person saying he or she we would not know what the gender of the person being talked about is. Also it could be a transgender person.

Gender. (2013). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender

Biological Sex. (2013). In The free dictionary. Retrieved from http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Biological+sex

How do gender and sex contribute to the concepts and constructions of masculinity and femininity?

Masculinity and Femininity is referring to how a person may view themselves or how others perceive one to be. Femininity is usually placed in a women’s identification as fragile, girly, nurturer, and at times can be linked to sex appeal or sexual object based on looks. Masculinity is more rugged, stern, dominant and to have a fatherly type role. Though that is how we are taught to look at males and females many people may portray or identify themselves as the opposite. Due to their lifestyle,...
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