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Department
Women & Gender Studies
Course
WS100
Professor
Karen Stote
Semester
Fall

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Week 4 Lecture 1 – Oct. 2 , 2013 - Men and women are not binary opposites o Gender exists on a continuum - Baby X and baby storm o Shows that we rely on gender roles o Baby storm  Parallels story of baby x - How can sex be a social construct if bodies are born either male or female? o Sex is a social construct because the binary biological distinction between male and in female is not natural or inevitable o “A body’s sex is too complex. There is no either/or. Rather, there are shades of difference” – Fausto – Sterling (pg126) o We all begin as female then change along the way - Scientific baggage o Are scientific assertions about sex and gend
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