Gender and Sex Worksheet Eth125

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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? According to "Eldis" (2013), “'Gender' refers to the socially constructed roles of and relations between men and women. , while 'Sex' refers to biological characteristics which define humans as female or male.” (1) Gender and sex are similar but they are not the same thing. I say this because a person can have the sexual characteristics of a man but still have the gender of a woman e.g. transgender. According to Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, Inc. (2013),”Transgender," at its most basic level, is a word that applies to someone who doesn't fit within society's standards of how a woman or a man is supposed to look or act e.g. "Transgender" may be used to describe someone who was assigned female at birth but later realizes that label doesn't accurately reflect who they feel they are inside. This person may now live life as a man, or may feel that their gender identity can't be truly summed up by either of the two options we're usually given (male or female). (1, 2) • How do gender and sex contribute to the concepts and constructions of masculinity and femininity? Men are often viewed as masculine and women as feminine. Although the these roles can bereversed, but is often frowned upon and made fun of in modern society by most people.Although this has changed in the past few years with more people becoming accepeting of masculine women and feminine men. • Do our concepts of gender and sex contribute to the ways we embrace gender and sex in diversity? Definitely. My concept personally is that men should be masculine and women should befeminine. Know role role so to speak. I don’t happen to
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