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University of Toronto Scarborough
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Chapter 11: Sexuality and Gender Sex versus Gender Intersexed infants are babies born with ambiguous genitals because of a hormone imbalance in the womb or some other cause Gender Identity and Gender Role Your sex depends on whether you were born with distinct male or female genitals program that released either male or female hormones to stimulate the development of your reproductive system Your 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 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 Theories of Gender Essentialism is a school of thought that views gender differences as a reflection of biological differences between women and men Essentialism Freud He believed that differences in male and female anatomy account for the development of distinct masculine and feminine gender roles Female are jealous of their mother for having the fathers attentionson wants to be like the mother and wants to cut of his genital, and female wants a male genital Sociobiology and Evolutionary Psychology All human instinctively try to ensure that their genes are passed on to the future generation- men and women have different goals to achieve this goal Evolutionary scientist believes that women want more money, whereas men want to have casual sex with women and treat them like objects www.notesolution.com
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