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Gender expression
is the gendered traits one expresses. It can be congruent or incongruent with one's identity or the roles society has prescribed for the individual.
gender identity
your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
Gender identity disorder/ Gender Dysporhoria
describes a conflict between a person's physical or apparent gender (sex) and that person's self-identification. For instance, a person identified as a boy may actually feel and act like a girl. This is distinct from homosexuality. Homosexuals nearly always identify with their apparent gender.
people are born with reproductive organs and genitals that are less clearly identifiable. They may have varying degrees or levels of development.
is the state of one's "gender identity" (self-identification as male, female, both or neither) not matching one's "assigned gender" (identification by others as male or female based on physical
sexual Orientation
efers to the direction of an individual's sexuality, usually (in the West) conceived of as classifiable according to the sex or gender of the person(s) that the individual finds sexually attractive. The most commonly used categories of sexual orientation are heterosexuality (being sexually attracted to members of the opposite/other sex ), homosexuality (being sexually attracted to members of the same sex) and bisexuality (being sexually attracted to members of either sex).
cross dresser
s someone who wears clothing of the opposite gender for any reason. Cross-dressers may not identify with, or want to be the opposite gender, nor adopt the behaviors or practices of the opposite gender, and generally do not want to change their bodies medically. The majority of cross-dressers identify as heterosexual.
social construction
entity or artifact in a social system "invented" or "constructed" by participants in a particular culture or society that exists because people agree to behave as if it exists, or agree to follow certain conventional rules, or behave as if such
The processes by which dominant culture maintains its dominant position: for example, the use of institutions to formalize power; the employment of a bureaucracy to make power seem abstract (and, therefore, not attached to any one individual); the inculcation of the populace in the ideals of the hegomonic group through education, advertising, publication, etc.; the mobilization of a police force as well as military personnel to subdue opposition
clitorises aren't allowed in America. By big, I mean over three-eighths of an inch for newborns, about the size of a pencil eraser. Tiny penises, under one inch, aren't allowed either.1 A big clitoris is considered too capable of becoming alarmingly erect, and a tiny penis is not quite capable enough. Such genitals are confounding to the strictly
the neutral voice in america is the white male
has justified a white male monopoly of the air waves and the printed page. In today's media-driven culture, these "experts" deliver the opinions that shape our lives and the country's political system. Frequently, it's the op-ed pages, elite opinion journals, and Sunday morning news programs that explicate, promote, and even guide national decisions.
Then there's the problem that even those few women who have successfully entered the arena of mainstream commentary often conceal their feminist leanings. "If a female journalist does begin to advocate for women or to promote a related story, she loses credibility in the newsroom
women, bristling at what they often see as a way to make them feel guilty
social life
social inequality
culture is about the core value of control and domination
witch,” “bitch,” and “virgin” describe women as threatening
To live in a patriarchal culture is to learn what’s expected of us as men and women, the rules that regulate punishment and reward based on how we behave and appear