Gender And Gender : A Sociological Perspective On A Clearer Perception Of The Philosophy And Professional Objectives

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In recent years, while the term gender has been a controversial issue for debate, one of the methods of the gender classification by society is through the concept of gender being biologically determined. This essay explores gender in a clearer perception of the philosophy and professional objectives to develop a foundation for deeper analytical studies. The assumptions made that gender is biologically determined is rebutted when applied to the case of intersexuality and transgender. As gender is a précised ecclesiastical constructionist paradigm and while humans are born with a certain sex orientation, it does not determine the way one dresses or behaves (DeLamater19998, pp. 15-16). This essay then demonstrates how gender is concluded to be fundamentally a fusion of biology and social constructions.

The introduction of gender is augmented that biology plays the most critical role in gender. According to Reskin, (1991, cited in Skrla 2000, p. 4) sex is defined as biological category, categorized at birth according to genitalia or chromosomal typing. Gender, is used as an indication based on society’s perceptions to create distinctions between the sexes, in which feminine and masculine are incorporated into (Reese 1995, cited in Skrla 2000, p.4). In fact, according to Hare-Mustin and Marecek ‘Gender is used in contrast to terms like sex for the explicit purpose of creating a space in which socially mediated differences between men and women can be explored apart from…

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