Sex as Gender Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Sex as Gender
An exploration of the terms "sex" and "gender" and their meaning in society today.
# 133469 | 1,750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Sociology (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)


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The paper relates that for many years, until around the middle of the 20th century, it was almost universally assumed that the words "sex" and "gender" referred to the same thing. The paper discusses how in general, there was an assumption that sex was biologically determined, and that all human beings fall neatly into one of two, opposite categories: female or male. In addition, teh paper notes that it was assumed that the word "gender" was coterminous with "sex."

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"For many years, until around the middle of the 20th century, it was almost universally assumed that the words "sex" and "gender" referred to the same thing. In general, there was an assumption that sex was biologically determined, and that all human beings fall neatly into one of two, opposite categories: female or male. In addition, it was assumed that the word "gender" was coterminous with "sex." However, in more recent decades, feminist theorists have deconstructed these terms, and come up with an understanding of "sex" and "gender" that is far more nuanced. In this essay (in accordance with the reframing of these concepts), the term..."

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