This essay will further emphasize on the differentiation between sex and gender and how society plays a crucial role in the gender development. Sex refers to physical variations that existing between a male and a female; firstly their reproductive system and also characteristics like the height of the person of the muscularity. A person’s sex is a biological difference that a person may or may not always correspond with their gender. As Medilexcon’s dictionary defines sex as The biological characteristics that differ a male from a female as stated by study an individual’s gonadal, morphological differences (internally and externally), genetic coding and the hormonal differences. And gender according to Medilexcon is defined as the classification to which an individual is categorized by others or by himself, on the foundation of sex.
A person’s perspective is often influenced by their surroundings as well as values with which they were raised, both of which are never identical between two people. Race, class, and sexuality are the underlying factors that influence perspectives and values, thus differentiating the understanding and portrayal of gender identity from one person to another. When asked to associate characteristics with the female or male sex, many equate reproduction and child-rearing with females because they are the ones that are biologically capable of carrying and giving birth to a child. Howe... ... middle of paper ... ... begin to impose their values upon society, socially constructed concepts, such as gender identity, have normative and deviant standards. While these standards exist within the society, the concept of a norm varies from person to person as their perceptions and beliefs differ from one another.
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For many years society has embraced the idea that the difference between men and women were biologically determined. Others see not only the physical but also the social, emotional and intellectual differences between males and females. Though through traditions, media, and press, we act accordingly to how others view us. Each individual has pressure placed upon them based on their genders. Our sex is determined by genetics while our gender is programmed by social customs.
Gender Similarities and Differences Gender roles and identity are constantly shifting throughout different societal generations. Men and woman both have notable similarities and differences in genders and they each contribute to their personalities and actions. In the past men have been viewed as a more dominant sex in society over women, both in careers, home life, and sexually, however, today women have bridged many of the gaps and society is accepting a more equal view of genders. The following examines the similarities and differences between men and woman by looking at biological characteristics, gender roles, and sexual responses. When looking at the biological make up of male and females, there are both similar physical characteristics
Physical, Cognitive, personality, and behavioral all differ between male and female, which can explain when some people act fake or seem to real. The differences in men and women physically are women have ovaries where men have testes for reproduction purposes. Women have a smaller build with wider hips, and have little to no facial hair. Men are normally bigger in build with muscle tone greater than females; they have facial hair, and have deeper sounding voices than females (Rathus, 2010, p.448). Cognitively male and females are most likely to differ in the result of social and or cultural factors.
Some of these variations are genitals, body hair and internal and external organs. It is the make-up of chromosomes, men have one X and one Y chromosome and women have two X chromosomes, these are responsible for primary characteristics (Fulcher and Scott, 2003). Gender on the other hand refers to the sociological differences between male and female. This is teaching males and females to behave in various ways due to socialisation (Browne, 1998). Example: masculinity and femininity.
Gender Communication in the United States Gender is a structure that outlines what it means to be a man or woman. Therefore, gender communication is the communication of men and women. It is about how members of a certain sex relate to the other. (Arliss, 1991, p.13). Both male and females have different perceptions towards each, and they are believed to behave differently because their gender qualities.