Gender and Sex Worksheet

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Associate Program Material Gender and Sex Worksheet Answer the following questions in 50 to 150 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use. What is gender? Well according to this (Jolly, 2006) article I read, the English version of what the difference was between gender and sex was developed in the 1950s by American and British scientists and other professionals that worked with intersex and transsexual patients. Since that time the meaning of gender has need used to differentiate gender as a social thing and sex as more about the biological parts one has. What is sex in biological terms? Tran-sexual,intersex,transgender, hermaphrodite and Asexual which is seen in the plant and animal kingdom which means the offspring gets all of its genes from one parent. Are gender and sex the same thing? According to (Jolly, 2006) gender and sex are two different things and are one in the same depending on the conversation in which one is being discussed. Gender is basically how something or someone is perceived and usually would have more to do with the behavior of an individual. Sex is used in describing the anatomy of someone or something. How do gender and sex contribute to the concepts and constructions ? Society and culture really create the roles of what is usually exepted as appropriate for a person of a specific gender. I would also say that society does somewhat contribute to the excepted role of a specific sex in society. Culture will always play a huge part in the separation of what is expected of a man, women or other sex in society. Do our concepts of gender and sex contribute to the ways we embrace gender and sex in diversity? Of course the concepts we have created to define how gender and sex differentiate contribute to the way society looks at gender diversity.
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