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Sex and Gender; Gender and Society; Feminism

by: Bridget Ochuko

Sex and Gender; Gender and Society; Feminism WMST 4600

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Bridget Ochuko
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Psychology of Women 4600
Malissa A. Clark

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This content includes the differentiation between sex and gender. It also focuses on gender in society and how society views feminism.
Psychology of Women 4600
Malissa A. Clark
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Bridget Ochuko on Sunday August 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to WMST 4600 at University of Georgia taught by Malissa A. Clark in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 43 views. For similar materials see Psychology of Women 4600 in Psychlogy at University of Georgia.


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Date Created: 08/23/15
WMST 4600 Week 1 08202015 Chapter 1 Sex and Gender biological characteristics related to reproduction hormones etc o Intersex is possible during birth the genitalia are neither male nor female 0 Gender determines masculinity from femininity man and woman psychology characteristics and social categories that human culture creates 0 Transgender someone whose internal gender identity doesn t match with what someone is assigned to at birth Gender identity differs from sexual orientation Cisgende your gender identity matches with the sex you were assigned at birth opposite of transgender 0 quotDoing Genderquot acting out characteristics that are associated with your particular gender Cultures with Multiple GendersGender Views 0 Native American cultures 0 man 0 Woman 0 womanman man who is biologically male but adopts many of the characteristics of a female 0 manwoman viceversa o The Agta Negrito 0 Society in the Philippines that challenges the ides of males as breadwinners and females as hunters o Tahiti o The roles of men and women are the same 0 An androgynous culture lntersectionaity looking at the intersections between different minorities to examine their individual oppression or discrimination 0 Each intersection makes every individuals experiences different Feminism The Fword Feminist Approaches 0 Liberal Feminism emphasizes the goal of gender equality giving women and men the same rights and opportunities argue that people can achieve this goal by passing laws that guarantee equal rights for women 0 Cultural Feminism emphasizes the positive qualities that are presumed to be stronger in women than in men nurturing and caretaking Focuses on gender differences that value women rather than on the gender similarities of liberal feminism Argue that that society should be reconstructed to emphasize cooperation rather than aggression o Radical Feminism argue that the basic cause of women s oppression lies deep in the entire sex and gender system rather than in some super cial society emphasize that sexism permeates our society often argue that our society needs to dramatically change its policies on sexuality and on violence against women 0 WomenofColor Feminism emphasize that feminism must pay attention to other human dimensions such as ethnicity and social class Psychological Approaches Approaches to gender similarity and difference 0 The Similarities Perspective even though men and women are the same the difference comes from social constructionsm society determines how men and women should act 0 The Differences Perspective men and women are very different from one another socially and intellectually essentialism this cannot be changed they are innate differences valuing the differences men and women have


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