Gender and Sex Worksheet

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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? What is sex in biological terms? Are gender and sex the same thing? Explain why or why not? Gender can be described as the characteristics that society characterizes as masculine or feminine. Sex is the biological differences, chromosomes, internal and external sex organs. Gender and sex although are similar but they are not the same due to the fact that people can have the sexual characteristics of one but actually have the other gender. For example a person being born a man but having shoulders and hips that are more prone to a female. How do gender and sex contribute to the concepts and constructions of masculinity and femininity? The sex refers us to the physical aspects or characteristics of a person that defines us as either as a male or female.. This includes our organs and genitalia. When we all were young the sex also defined the masculinity and femininity of the person. But in today's society no matter the actual sex or gender of the person. the dominating role is perceived as the masculine role and the weaker or more submissive person is perceived as the feminine role. Do our concepts of gender and sex contribute to the ways we embrace gender and sex in diversity? Yes, I do feel that our concepts of gender and sex do contribute tot he ways that we embrace our gender and sex. Referring back to when we are all young, at playtime boys play the masculine roles and the girls accept the roles as mothers and wives. So we therefore embrace our gender to create our roles. Do our concepts of gender and sex contribute to our understanding of sexual orientation? Explain. Yes I do feel that our concepts of gender do contribute tot he understanding of sexual orientation. The Sex is

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