Gender Differences Between Males And Females Essay

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Sex refers to the biology of maleness and femaleness; the biological distinction between both males and females. That may include the chromosomal, chemical, and anatomical differences between both sexes as well. Since sex is biological, the Orthodox Church views sex in the same way. Biologically speaking, I am addressed as a male and I identify myself as a male as well. Although recently people argue that there are more than just two sexes, I was brought up and taught that God created both man and woman, and everything else is a result of our ancestors fall from paradise. However, both sex and gender can be ambiguous. Gender is based on the meaning that society gives to the fact of biological difference . Gender defines what is masculine and what is feminine, and what is socially expected from males and females. Definitions of gender differ from one society to another and they also change over time. Growing up in the Orthodox Church, that has maintained the same traditions over the past 2000 years, I was never given a clear definition of what gender means. Nevertheless, there are definitely distinct gender roles within the Church that I had to adapt to, however, that depended on the persons sex. Men were allowed back into the altar, and women were expected to wear headscarves when they communed. Gender was directly dependent on sex. The Bible, Old Testament and New Testament, as well as the lives of the Saints, set the gender roles that we were told to follow growing…

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