SEX AND GENDER

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  • SEX AND GENDER
    • SEX
      • Sex and Gender are distinctly seperate concepts
      • Sex refers to a persons biological status as either male or female.
    • GENDER
      • These are heavily influenced by social norms or cultural expectations.
        • Gender refers to a persons psychosocial status as either masculine or feminine.
      • These include the attitudes, roles or behaviours associated with being male or female.
      • Sex is innate and the result of nature whilst gender is partly environmental and therefore also due to nurture.
    • SEX ROLE STEREOTYPES
      • May be reinforced by peers, parents or the media.
      • Although some stereotypes hold a grain of truth, most do not and therefore lead to sexist assumptions.
        • Sex role stereotypes are a set of shared expectations that people within a society or culture hold as acceptable or usual behaviour for men and women.

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