SMF204 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Gender Dysphoria, Gender Bender, Gender Variance

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Gender Identity
Transgender or trans
Transsexual (note: cisgender)
oM to F
oF to M
o“psychologically intersex”
transvestite – “fetish”
gender bender – gender variant
drag queen/drag (drab) king
gender dysphoria (pre-2013 Gender Identity Disorder)
androgynous – Bem
Bem’s Gender Role Classification
Brandon Teena
“boys don’t cry” film 1999
raped and murdered due to transgender status in North America
known as “hate crime”
transphobia
Gender, Sex, Sexual Orientation
variations (trans, intersex, queer) often lead to discomfort
perhaps because gender is a “base” construct
o“girls are X” while “boys are Y”
oany variation – makes us uncomfortable
oa variation we don’t understand, or somehow threatens us, ma lead to
a defensive response
Sex & Gender: Sum-up
biology of sex differences = important
psychology and sociocultural aspects of sex differences = important, too
these likely interact
nature versus nurture?  is this the right question?
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