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'doing gender'

when people perform tasks based upon the gender assigned to them by society and, in turn, themselves

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double standard

concept that prohibits premarital sexual intercourse for women but allows it for men

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gender identity

an individual’s sense of being either masculine or feminine

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gender role

society’s concept of how men and women should behave

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gender

a term that refers to social or cultural distinctions of behaviors that are considered male or female

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homophobia

an extreme or irrational aversion to homosexuals

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queer theory

a scholarly discipline that questions fixed (normative) definitions of gender and sexuality

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sexism

the prejudiced belief that one sex should be valued over another

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sex

a term that denotes the presence of physical or physiological differences between males and females

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sexual orientation

a person’s emotional and sexual attraction to a particular sex (male or female)

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sexuality

a person’s capacity for sexual feelings

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transgender

a term that refers to individuals who identify with the behaviors and characteristics that are opposite of their biological sex

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transsexuals

transgendered individuals who wish to alter their bodies through medical interventions such as surgery and hormonal therapy