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Gender & Sexuality

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Sheldon Ungar

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Sociology October 27 , 2010. Gender & Sexuality Reading: NS ch. 4, SiQ ch. 9 @ p. 89 Sex refers to anatomical, chromosomal and hormonal features that typically make one male or female Gender consist of feelings, attitudes and behaviours typically associated with being male or female Gender identity is ones sense of belonging to a particular sex biologically, psychologically and socially Adopting a gender role involves behaving according to widely shared expectations about how males or females are supposed to act Essentialism stresses the biological roots of gender and sexuality, ignoring their historical and cultural variability Gender differences change over time Gender inequality varies across societies Mate selection criteria vary across societies Indicators of Gender inequality Rati
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