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PHYSIOLOGICAL SEX and GENDER - Not Mutually Determining. watch

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    (Original post by Axiomasher)
    But these aren't my ideas of gender, I'm picking out simple examples of gender expectation that have long stood and challenging them. I think you might have the wrong end of the stick with me. I agree that all people should be free to adopt, reject, mix-up or self-create whatever 'gender' makes them happy.
    My point is that this idea of gender, if not a gender role, is surely meaningless? It’s beyond me why people can’t accept being male or female and then behaving in anyway that makes them happy; whether that be doing things that are traditionally masculine or feminine
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    (Original post by Axiomasher)
    feed children, change nappies and knit
    These are long established gender stereotypes. I think we've come a long way from that now. A lot of men do in fact care for his babies as much as the mother does.

    But hormones do play a role in determining gender roles. During childbirth, oxytocin makes women feel in love and connected with their newborn, which I guess is partly why women are stereotyped to be the caring and affectionate one of the two parents.
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    I mean, most males and females are born with all limbs.
    Meaning, they can perfom general tasks that requires the use of their limbs.
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    (Original post by Mystelle)
    But hormones do play a role in determining gender roles...
    Hormones may well play a part in attracting some individuals by some degree towards some behaviours some of the time and which may generally show a statistical difference of orientation between the sexes in this regard but that is not the same thing as claiming gender roles are *determined* by hormones, gender roles are constructed and enforced by social and cultural action.
 
 
 
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