In American society, as well as several others, there is more of a focus or emphasis on the differences
between girls and women and boys and men. While an individual’s sex is biological, gender is socially
constructed. For this assignment, you will write a 500-word essay about sex, gender, and gender role
How is gender learned?
What is doing gender? In what ways do you do gender?
Discuss traditional gender roles. When you were growing up, did you follow traditional gender roles? What
would happen if you transgressed traditional gender roles?
Who influences gender? What role does family play? What about the media?
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