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Ch 1: Sex and gender

Collection by Sociology of Gender

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It's useful to distinguish sex from gender, as a starting point. Here are some ways to think about the difference.

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This pin shows a Genderbread person. It demonstrates Gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual orientation are independent of one another. Social Issues, Social Work, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gender Binary, Libido, Genderqueer, Lgbt Community, Equality, Religion

Breaking through the binary: Gender explained using continuums - ❤ It's Pronounced Metrosexual

Gender is something everyone thinks they understand, but most people really don't. Here, it's broken into three categories: identity, expression, and sex. It's less "this or that" and more "this and that."

This is how I wish the world would think. When I learned about gender identity and how it doesn't necessarily match sex, I stopped asking people, "Is it a boy or a girl? 20 Questions, Gender Studies, Kids Labels, Gender Roles, Lgbt Rights, Equal Rights, Genderqueer, Intersectional Feminism, Unisex

additional material: Gender vs biological sex

An interesting visual depicting the differences between gender and biological sex. Gender is seen here to be a choice of self identification and not predetermined due to biological anatomy. The chi…

Human Sexuality is Complicated. In which Hank takes on a topic he's been afraid to cover for a while now. How should we talk about sexuality, what is the difference between sex and gender.and between sexual orientation and sexual behavior. Lgbt Resources, Gender Spectrum, Gender Studies, Gender Roles, Thought Provoking, Psychology, Identity, Teaching, Romantic

Human Sexuality is Complicated...

In which Hank takes on a topic he's been afraid to cover for a while now. How should we talk about sexuality, what is the difference between sex and gender.....

Sex is like a coat rack. Gender, Coat, Pictures, Photos, Sewing Coat, Peacoats, Coats, Grimm, Jacket

Discovery of the Sexes and Gender

Scientists have studied the human body for hundreds of years. The controversy between sex and gender arose when scientists tried to explain the differences between the two categories. This spurted from the biological characteristics that we were born with. However, sex is defined specifically through biology and the physical features you are born with (vagina or penis). Gender, on the other hand, is defined by culture. The controversy between the two is the role reversal of humans trying to…