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Chapter 11

Chapter 11

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Mc Kinon

SOCA01 J CHAPTER 11 Intersexed infants are babies born with ambiguous genitals because of a hormone imbalance in the womb or some other cause Your sex depends on whether you were born with distinct male or female genitals and a genetic program that released either male of female hormones to stimulate the development of your reproductive system Gender identity ]ZZ}L[Z]L]] ]}L]Z7}ZLZof belonging to, a particular sex J biologically, psychologically, and socially A gender role is the set of behaviours associated with widely shared expectations about how males and females are supposed to act Heterosexuality is the preference for members of the opposite sex as sexual partners Essentialism is a school of thought that views gender differences as a reflection of biological differences between women and men J Freud believed that differences in male and female anatomy account for the development of distinct masculine and feminine gender roles Oedipus complex: young boys become preoccupied with their penis, he unconsciously develops a fantasy of sexually possessing the most conspicuous female in his like; his mother Electra complex: girls have penis envy, but eve
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