I. Define the Following terms?
C. Gender Binary:
What is Gender-Socialization and describe how do you see it operating in your own upbringing.
Discuss the idea that the gender binary (male-female) is not universal and cite the book’s cross-cultural and historical findings.
Choose one area of gender inequality presented in the chapter and summarize it (Politics, work, education, etc.).
I. Define the Following terms?
Gender is a sociological concept articulating cultural or social distinctions related to being female or male. It is a way in which societies manages and influences perceptions and understandings of the differences between masculinity and femininity.
Sex refers to the biological and anatomical differences between males and females. Sex is usually determined at conception, during womb development, and throughout childhood. Physiological differences are normally used to accentuated by both external and internal genitalia of male and female.
C. Gender binary
Ambiguously genderism or gender binary refers to the process of classifying gender into two distinct forms of feminine and masculinity based on the inherent cultural beliefs or social system.
Also known as genderqueer, non-binary is concept used to describe gender identities which does not conform with male or female categorization. These are the people who belief that their gender does not align within the confines of gender binary.
Cisgender articulates the feeling that the gender identity assigned at birth clearly aligns with the associated sex category.
Transgender refers to the persons whose gender did not conform with sex categorization assigned at birth.
Intersex is a term used to describe individuals with sexual anatomy or a reproductive system which does not conform with female or male categories.
II. What is Gender-Socialization and describe how do you see it operating in your own upbringing.
Gender socialization is a concept used to refer to the process by which people are taught about behaviors and norms associated with their respective sex. I see it operating in my upbringing through differentiating traditional male roles and female roles.
III. Discuss the idea that the gender binary (male-female) is not universal and cite the book’s cross-cultural and historical findings.
Wood and Eagly (2002) noted that gender binary is not universal because it is a socially constructed concept which differ from one culture or society to another.
IV. Choose one area of gender inequality presented in the chapter and summarize it (Politics, work, education, etc.).
Gender discrimination is a rampant practice in politics even within the most democratic countries. For instance, women did not have the right to vote in united states until 1920s. women’s suffrage provides a clear evidence of gender inequalities in politics in United States.
Wood, W., & Eagly, A. H. (2002). A cross-cultural analysis of the behavior of women and men: implications for the origins of sex differences. Psychological bulletin, 128(5), 699.