The Biological Aspect Of The Social Spectrum For Human Beings

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Whereas Fine studied the neurological differences between genders, Roughgarden moves the discussion to the biological aspect of the social spectrum for human beings. Roughgarden (2004) goes into detail about the evolution of sex, areas of biology, focusing on human development as well as gender and sexuality variation across the country. Roughgarden touches on some of the myths about the social spectrum humans use to construct gender binary. Roughgarden (2004) talks about how when you ask an individual what gender is, they immediately say male or female, which in according to Roughgarden is not necessarily true. Along with this, Roughgarden (2004) mentions in her book the sexual differences every person has. These differences can be divided from non-sex chromosomes as well as those who come from the sex chromosome (Roughgarden 2004). Roughgarden (2004) states that we all have about thirty thousand genes in total, with every person differing around sixty genes, not including the X and Y chromosomes. This shows that although we are all different, we are also very similar to one another. Whether one identifies as male, female or anywhere in between, we are all similar because we are all human. This is a problem in today’s society: that people can not just accept people for who they are, based on our judgmental actions. In the book, Roughgarden also touched on gender identity. There is much controversy over transgender people, and whether or not they are legitimate in which…

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