Soc M162 lecture 3
Soc M162 lecture 3 M162
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Date Created: 09/29/16
9/29/16 ● Why are we more comfortable with girls dressing as boys than boys dressing as girls? ○ The degree of iscomfort rises from ender hierarchy. hen a boy resses as a girl, he thus positions himself down the gender hierarchy ● Zimmerman nd West ○ SEX: medical determination given t irth,depending n which ypes of ex chromosomes one is born with ○ Sexual category: the resumption ne’s sex ased on dentifiers i ephysical appearance ○ Gender: he management ocial expectations ased on a given exual category ■ Doing gender is simply the attempt of creating differences bw men and womenD ifferences that are ot atural, ssential or biological. Once these diffs have been constructed, they are used to reinforce the “essentialness” of gender ■ “Gender is not who you are but what you do. I is a performance” ● Assignment of a sex category ○ Sex is undoubtedly decided based on appearance. We do this so often that it becomes “normalized,” and goes unnoticed. Itonly becomes an issue when we find mbiguity in determining one’s sex ● Doing difference, West and febsternaker ○ We do not just do gender, but race, class, education etc 9/29/16 /
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