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Definition of sex and gender
Definition of sex and gender
- Sexual differences refer to biological differences between males and females - Presence of certain chromosomes and reproductive organs - Sex is what is ascribed by biology —> anatomy, hormones, physiology - E.g. biological males have penises, biological females have vaginas - Males on average tend to have deeper voices and are more prone to baldness in later life - Gender refers to notions of masculinity and femininity - Looks at the social, cultural distinctions between the sexes - Focused on social roles, positions, behaviours and identities - “an achieved status” (Zimmerman), constructed through psychological, cultural and social means
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