Sex And Gender: An Interaction Between Ross And His Son, Ben

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Similar to race and ethnicity, sex and gender are terms that can sometimes be confused. Sex “refers to physical or physiological differences between males and females” and gender “refers to social or cultural distinctions with being male or female.” A person’s sex relates strictly to biological factors, while a person’s gender relates to characteristics that are identified as masculine or feminine in society.

An artifact that I immediately thought of to discuss sex and gender was an interaction between Ross and his son, Ben, in a Friends television episode. Ross and his ex-wife Carol, who remarried a woman named Susan, all co-parent Ben. Ross had always been unrightfully concerned that his son’s constant exposure to a more feminine environment

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