Gender and Sex Worksheet Eth/125 Week 7

Brianna Bradshaw
Gender and Sex Worksheet
ETH/125
Katria Haynes-Jenkins
August 20, 2013Associate Program MaterialGender and Sex WorksheetAnswer the following questions in 50 to 150 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.What is gender? What is sex in biological terms? Are gender and sex the same thing? Explain why or why not
“Gender’ refers to the socially constructed roles of and relations between men and women. , while ‘Sex’ refers to biological characteristics which define humans as female or male”; according to “Eldis” (2013). Gender and sex are similar but they are not the same thing because a person can have the sexual characteristics of a man but still have the gender of a woman; a transgender. The way I see it gender refers to the social roles of and relations between men and women; while sex refers to the biological characteristics that define a human as female or male.How do gender and sex contribute to the concepts and constructions of masculinity and femininity
Gender and sex contribute to the concepts and constructions of masculinity and femininity for many reasons; the most important is being able to tell the difference between the two. Masculinity is the portraying characteristics of the male sex, while feminity is the attributes of behaving in ways that are considered typical for women. They are often shown as being completely different; example, men as the protectors and ladies as being the caring and emotional ones. A lot of society believes that a woman is a caretaker and born with those skills; when in fact society has installed them in her. This builds an image in which a male and female think they must be how society portrays them in order to fit in.Do our concepts of gender and sex contribute to the ways we embrace gender and sex in diversity
Yes, I do feel that our concepts of gender and sex contribute to the ways we embrace gender and sex in diversity. I feel that many look at…