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Chapter 11

Chapter 11 Notes

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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Week4 Chapter 11: Sexuality and Gender Intersexed: infants are babies born with ambiguous genitals because of a hormone imbalance in the womb or some other cause. Sex: depends on whether you were born with distinct male or female genitals and a genetic program that released either male or female hormones to stimulate the development of your reproductive system Gender: is your sense of being male or female and your playing of masculine and feminine roles in ways defined as appropriate by your culture and society Gender Identity: is a persons identification with, or sense of belonging to, a particular sex biologically, psychologically, and socially. 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 t
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