Essays Tagged: "Sex"

"Gender in Society" the difference between genger and sex. brief overview and personal perspective

The word "gender" refers to the socially constructed knowledge, values, and practices connected to sex based differences. People are born female or male, but learn to be girls and boys, who grow into ... based on everything from appearance and dress, to relations with family and friends, to culture and sexuality (Appelbaum, 2001).The home "gender factory" reproduces society's traditional gender roles ...

(2 pages) 590 2 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

This is an essay about the issues surrounding Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "Herland", such as Male and Female Gender Role Identity.

There are many different ways to define the words Sex and Gender. Some would argue that the two words are synonyms, that one is just a more or less po ... ers would argue that they describe different aspects of male and female characteristics. A person's Sex would designate a place in the dichotomy between the biological makeup of males and females, and ... ased on the norms of masculinity and femininity. For distinctive purposes, these will be dubbed the sex IS gender argument, and the second the sex AND gender argument, respectively. Some have argued, ...

(4 pages) 123 0 3.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Single gender versus co-educational schools pros and cons

ional schools are a better choice compared to single-gender schools. I don't see any harm in single sex schools, but I don't see any real overwhelming benefit either. I don't think that anything is to ... ough similar situations together, before adulthood. And even though there are differences among the sexes, kids should become accustomed to those differences and learn to accept them. Why should we tr ...

(3 pages) 117 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Consumer Culture:Troublesome Trends

ed the sole "breadwinners" of today's households. This change in dichotomy has altered the way both sexes are targeted by advertisers.. Advertising has had to change dramatically since the end of the ... m stereotyped to liberated roles for women, from blue-collar to innumerable roles for men.The Norm: Sex SellsThe language used by advertisers shows that they think of people as targets on which they w ...

(13 pages) 391 1 4.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Intimacy in Romantic Relationships.

e intimacy means love, affection, and the expression of warm feelings, while men believe it to mean sexual behavior and physical closeness (464). This discrepancy in defining intimacy has led to many ... l in determining communication and relational problems within romantic partnerships. "Men may view [sex] as a way to build closeness [...while women...] may resist the idea of physical closeness befor ...

(2 pages) 82 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Gender socialization, how does society view those with no decerable sex.

by is brought home and dressed in clothes that help friends, family and even strangers identify the sex of the child. Baby boys are dressed in blue and baby girls are dressed in pink. The baby boy may ... ety has accepted such stereotypical things as baby boy blue and baby girl pink to help identify the sex of a child. Heaven forbid the little Joey looks like a girl or baby Michelle is mistaken for a b ...

(5 pages) 194 4 4.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Female Deviance

undamental aspects in female deviation .Feminists argue that although a child may have a biological sex, it has no gender identity . Gender identity is a social construct of behaviour applicable templ ... a feminist perspective, the criminalisation process and labelling of women as deviant is laden with sexist assumptions, which act to reinforce the structural inequalities of gender in our patriarchal ...

(9 pages) 410 2 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sex, Sexuality and Identity

During the modern era the term "sex" and "sexuality" have being inherently linked to the conception concerning the biological differ ... to the conception concerning the biological differences between the male and female body. The word sex as refers to both the physical activity of intercourse and the anatomical and physiological char ... d the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the male and female bodies.In today's society sexuality has become the central basis of knowing who we are and for forming our own sense of identi ...

(1 pages) 65 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Critical Issue Analysis: Pornography

hat it is offensive but that, at least in developed societies, it is an industry that mass produces sexual intrusion, access to, possession and use of women by men for profit."Demac's article presents ... n, access to, possession and use of women by men for profit."Demac's article presents the fact that sex all through history has been more than simply a method of procreation. Based on his writing, sex ...

(3 pages) 76 0 2.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

'Sex' and 'gender' and the relationship between them.

reated and viewed differently. They behave differently too. To compare and contrast the accounts of sex and gender we need to define the terms sex and gender. To examine further we need to examine the ... psychoanalytical perspectives focusing on similarities and differences regarding their accounts of sex and gender. Finally need to consider the ways in which these perspectives compliment, conflict o ...

(7 pages) 313 0 4.6 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Analysis of "The Social Construction of Gender" (Author Unknown).

t simple DNA and X/Y chromosomes.One of the more interesting points the article covers are the "non-sexes", essentially humans either being born as male or female, but choosing to revoke any real asso ... falling into the wave of conventionalityScience proves that chromosomes (either XX or XY) determine sex, and that is an understood fact. However, I do believe that more than 2 genders do exist. Scient ...

(3 pages) 59 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Adolescence

e, which occurs from about the age of 12 to the age of 17 or older, is a period marked by increased sexual behavior. By the end of adolescence, two-thirds of young women and almost all young men have ... owever, studies of college students often find that 20 to 30 percent of these students have not had sexual intercourse. Adolescence can be particularly difficult for teens who feel different from thei ...

(1 pages) 41 0 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

The concept of gender and how it is constructed.

this class.I would like to begin explaining the concept of gender by using terms such as biological sex, anatomy, chromosomes, and hormones. These terms are often used when trying to define gender in ... a gray area. In society today there are more and more reported cases of babies being born with both sexual characteristics. This of course poses a dilemma to doctors. In the past, babies who were born ...

(9 pages) 130 0 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Are single-sex schools better than co-ed schools for most students?

Worldwide, most students attend either single-sex schools or co-ed schools. Is there a difference? Close analysis of both systems of schooling sho ... disadvantages of both systems. Co-ed school provides a superb environment and opportunity for both sexes to mix, for example, boys and girls get to learn together in key learning area from maths to f ... dents (or vice versa), girls may become more confident and comfortable in dealing with the opposite sex without being shy or embarrassed.Another reason why co-ed schools are more exceeding than single ...

(2 pages) 36 0 2.3 Aug/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Modesty

feminine modesty." "Respect for modesty made women powerful. It taught men that you couldn't expect sex right away. You'd have to court a woman, send her flowers, prove that you had a good character." ... owers, prove that you had a good character." "Modesty is a wonderful natural instinct that protects sexual vulnerability in the young and preserves the erotic when you're older. We've been told that i ...

(1 pages) 743 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Social Construction Of Gender

The Social Construction of Difference Between Genders Gender refers to the cultural shaping of sexual identity; gender is the way in which one's biological sex is given shape and meaning within a ... is given shape and meaning within a culture. To quote Simone de Beauvoir: "you may be born a woman (sex), but you are also made into a woman for the rest of your life (gender)."� In her book Ge ...

(5 pages) 99 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Encounters

My first sexual encounter is what changed me the most, in both positive and negative ways. Many people take s ... ople fail to see the power and beauty of it. My view is neither of these.In some cases, people have sex purely for the physical pleasure. Others do it because they feel unloved or are starved of affec ... good reasons). "One night stands" and "friends with benefits" are the simplest form of this type of sex. I do not have sex solely for this reason because the risk strongly outweighs the benefits.Emoti ...

(2 pages) 391 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

One is Born a Woman

ve to accept male and female must also exist. Anatomically it is apparent the human species is not asexual, and thus the different sexes must necessarily serve some purpose. Strictly speaking that pur ... tion bringing such emotions as love, happiness and belonging. In a scientific Darwinian fashion two sexes are necessary not only to perpetuate the species, but also to negate a "monoculture" of sorts ...

(8 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

One is born a woman

ve to accept male and female must also exist. Anatomically it is apparent the human species is not asexual, and thus the different sexes must necessarily serve some purpose. Strictly speaking that pur ... tion bringing such emotions as love, happiness and belonging. In a scientific Darwinian fashion two sexes are necessary not only to perpetuate the species, but also to negate a "monoculture" of sorts ...

(8 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Link.com

ibe the rights allegedly granted to the male population in society on the basis of their biological sex.1.3 What is Sexism?Sexism is commonly considered to be discrimination and/or hatred towards peop ... xism?Sexism is commonly considered to be discrimination and/or hatred towards people based on their sex rather than their individual merits, but can also refer to any and all systemic differentiations ...

(18 pages) 20 1 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies