The ?sex' And ?gender' Distinction
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June 29, 2014
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the ?weaker' sex. Then discussion will focus on how grounds for and the implications of this history led to the necessary attempt at making a distinction by second wave feminists in the 1970's between the concepts of ?sex' (or nature) and ?gender' (or nurture) as they were known and used in the debate of human characteristics...
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Lastly, the focus will turn to how as influential as it was thought to be, as time passed there have been several problematic areas for this distinction.
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Prior to the 18th century, women and men were not thought to be biologically different. Thomas Laquer noted that genitalia were seen to be structurally the same, just a matter of whether it was all inside or outside of the body...
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