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Introduction Psychology
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tamar Notetaker on Friday January 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 101 at Grand Valley State University taught by in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Introduction Psychology in Psychlogy at Grand Valley State University.


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Date Created: 01/08/16
Bodies and Gender Standard Story Philposhoper Judith Butler named the heterosexual matrix, which mean standard story line. Biology is destiny- the needs and desires of sexual potentials. Only two sexes, Male and Female- the normal is boys turn to men and girls turn to women. Natural sense of development by genes, hormones, gonads ( testies and ovaries) Two –sex order is universal- natural order are mistakes of nature or culture. Interplay of sex, gender, and sexuality Edward Stein- includes sex(nature) and gender(society and culture) all characteristics tries to distinguishes males/men female/ women Biological sex is complicated and chromosomal makeup is part of it. First six weeks gestation an embryo has different outside genitalia which turns into a penis. Some are born with both sexes, which doesn’t match up to their chromosomal category like Maria Patino. Recent no survival intact adulthood. Binaries of sex and gender science proves what we see and know is different reality. Sex and gender originated relatively recently Sexed Bodies in other times and other places I. Historian Thomas Laqueur Theory  how bodies are enmeshed socially and culturally  Two sexes and biological sex  Our thoughts about men and women affects how our bodies appear. Proof of this naturalist and anatomists in the late 18 century believed in a one- sex world. II. Naturalist and Physicians  Women were like men but lesser and less perfect Aristotle believed  the vagina and cervix looked like an internal penis.  5 centuries after, Galen wrote women reproductive organs were like men’s turned outside in.  Semen, menstrual blood, and milk were considered male and female versions Female Verison - Lesser, weaker, and corrupted versions of male secretions (discharge) - Orgasms common both male and females - Males- more violent and intense Metaphors about Bodies in the New world -Commercial capitalism- production for the market The doctrine of separate spheres- the idea women bodily difference from men are unfit with civic and public life responsibilities Martin discusses how womens biological difference from men are in modern science - Menstruation shredding of the lining of the stomach, more neutral bodily location shared by men and women How many Genders are ther? Evidence from other cultures - Sex “complex interplay of genes hormone - Gender “social status or personal identity” Many cultures recognize multiple gender Embodiment and Intersexuaility What is the coial relevance of these physical states? Geertz statement: we are incomplete or unfinished animals who complete or finish ourselves through culture. Project remake intersex- Sexed infants into member of one or the other natural sex American Academy of Pediatrics called the birth of child with genitials “ social emergency” in 2000


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