Chapter Questions On Gender And Gender Equality

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Barbara Kellar
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Chapter 1 answers

In reading chapter one I found that the definition of gender isn’t really what sex you were born, it is more the sex that you associate yourself with. If you feel that you are female but you were born a male then going by the text your gender would be female. Society tends to group gender by physical looks and not what a person feels they are. I personally feel that gender is what the person feels that they are. If they think they are female, but physically they are male, who am I to tell them they are only male?
Feminism is a multi-disciplinary approach to sex and gender equality. Defined through social theories and political activism. Historically, feminism has evolved from the
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A real life example of this would be a conversation between a mother and her child. With the conversation being about what the child should or shouldn’t do the mother is defining the relationship level and that the mother calls the shots and the child should listen to what they are told.
The Intersex Society of North America is a group that was founded in 1993 in an effort to advocate for patients and families who felt they had been harmed by their experiences with the health care system. These patients being people who were born “different”, being male with female anatomy or female with make anatomy.
With having a 16 year old son that identifies himself as a bi-sexual, I feel this book will be greatly educational for me. I accept my child as he is no matter what. But most people in this world do not accept people who identify themselves sexually different then what is considered normal. Although I have an acceptance that most people don’t, I feel that this book will help me accept better other people that identify themselves differently.
I feel that feminism will forever be a subject of great debate. There will always be women who fight for more equal rights between men and women. Currently one of the biggest arguments when it comes to feminism is equal pay for equal work. To me personally it means that I don’t have to fight to be able to be strong, and independent. Women from the past have done a great job paving the road
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