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Sex stereotyping

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Kevin Drum has a good post on how sex stereotyping (often called “gender” stereotyping, even when it’s obvious from context that the issue is male/female, not masculine/feminine) works in practice. Worth reading, and has good links.

I’m not sure why people want to use “gender” when the appropriate word is “sex”—maybe just to avoid the “naughty” word “sex”?

Written by Leisureguy

13 July 2006 at 10:21 am

Posted in Daily life, Science

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  1. I’m wondering if you’ve read around in the Gay/Lesbian/Transgenedered etc literature, where you’ll see some reasons for using “gender” sometimes instead of “sex”–doesn’t seem to me to have anything to do without avoiding the word “sex” but rather with people’s perceptions that the two things are widely different and easily confused, and so people want to be clear. Speaking as one among whose patients are more than one transgendered person.


    Linda McConnell

    14 July 2006 at 7:27 pm

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