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Chapter 10

Chapter 10 Study Guide


Department
Women's and Gender Studies
Course Code
WSTA01H3
Professor
Victoria Tahmasebi
Chapter
10

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Chapter 10 Study Guide
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x Sex: described by the biology of an individual; anatomy, hormones and physiology(92)
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was thought to be fixed, unvarying and static- much like sex (92)
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feature due to social interactions. As well, gender is what creates a division in society
Perspectives on sex and gender
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of men and women (93)
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roles and reduces its explanatory usefulness in discussions of power and
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analyze gender through this theory
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Gender Display
x when humans interact with one another in their environment they assume that the other
will display natural signs which can categorically be placed under feminity or masculinity
(94)
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established correlates of sex (whether in consequence of biology or learning), then gender
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