Research Study Of Gender And Gender Essay

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According to Google, gender is defined as the following, “ The state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones).” Although this definition is a great one, it is far more complex than just that. It is important that the distinction between sex and gender is clear. Sex is the biological difference, for example the sex organs, physical features, as well as the chromosomes that females inherit which are (xx) and men inherit (xy). Gender is a socially constructed term it is based on social roles and the way that a person identifies themselves as. It is important to note that there are also multiple genders. With that said, in this paper I will be explaining how anthropological research contributes to the study of gender. These studies, have a great impact on the study of gender because without these studies we would not know so much about gender, these studies also show how people see some genders as superior to another, have multiple genders and explain how the public/social sphere plays a role in gender. Gender like I mention above is a socially constructed term, a term that is defined based on your culture. Furthermore, based on culture is how these people in these cultures see gender and determine which gender is more superior to other. It is safe to say that in the culture we are living in as well the majority of cultures, males are set to be more dominant than females. It is this way, since women…

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