DOES GENDER MATTER?

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In 2014 Facebook opened an option of 71 genders acknowledging human diversity. For example:

 

 

Just to name a few more:

  • Agender

  • Androgyne

  • Androgynous

  • Bigender

  • Cis

  • Cisgender

  • Cis Female

  • Cis Male

  • Cis Man

  • Cis Woman

  • Cisgender Female

  • Cisgender Male

  • Cisgender Man

  • Cisgender Woman

  • Female to Male

  • FTM

  • Gender Fluid

  • Gender Nonconforming

  • Gender Questioning

  • Gender Variant

  • Genderqueer

  • Intersex

  • Male to Female

  • MTF

  • Neither

  • Neutrois

  • Non-binary

  • Other

  • Pangender

  • Trans

  • Trans*

  • Trans Female

  • Trans* Female

  • Trans Male

  • Trans* Male

  • Trans Man

  • Trans* Man

  • Trans Person

  • Trans* Person

  • Trans Woman

  • Trans* Woman

  • Transfeminine

  • Transgender

  • Transgender Female

  • Transgender Male

  • Transgender Man

  • Transgender Person

  • Transgender Woman

  • Transmasculine

  • Transsexual

  • Transsexual Female

  • Transsexual Male

  • Transsexual Man

  • Transsexual Person

  • Transsexual Woman

  • Two-Spirit

What are the gender theories?

McGuire and Morrow, (2020) reported, “Gender essentialist theories describe gender differences as being primarily based in inherent, biologically driven sex differences, although these theories can also recognize the moderating effects of environmental factors. Gender environmentalism or constructionism emphasizes the role of societal practices in generating and maintaining gender differentiation via social conditioning, observational learning, and gendered language and social ordering. Finally, gender constructivist theories posit that children receive biological and environmental cues about gender and then internalize those cues by developing gender schemas about the self and others that underlie their gender beliefs and behavior. (p. 33).

 

 

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Furthermore, Lober (1994) commented, “Gender as a process creates the social differences that define “woman” and “man.” In social interaction throughout their lives, individuals learn what is expected, see what is expected, act and react in expected ways, and thus simultaneously construct and maintain the gender order” (p. 101).

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Poljakovic (2015) stated, “Gender theory developed within the feministic and LGTB field of studies in the 1970s, and was later accepted by other disciplines within the arts and social sciences. Today it is studied as an interdisciplinary science. Gender theory has developed a system of values from which it follows that sex as a biological determinant does not have a major influence on gender; moreover, it is created through the process of socialization and culturation, often due to pressures from a patriarchal society. Thus, gender is a social construct, not a biological condition”. 

According to Butler (1990), “We should look at gender as something “free-floating” and fluid rather than fixed.” (as cited in Poljakovic, Ivan, PhD; Dodig, Goran, 2015, Butler, 1990, p. 6).  

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Digital StoryTelling-Rethinking Gender,Sex and Sexuality
Module 1 Digital Storytelling - Rethinking Gender Sex and Sexuality-
Unit 1 Welcome
Unit 2 Syllabus For Review
Unit 3 Introduction
Unit 4 Digital Storytelling For Students
Unit 5 Theory Equations
Unit 6 The Genderbread Person and Digital StoryTelling
Module 2 Gender Identity Theories-
Unit 1 Does gender matter?
Unit 2 Constructing Gender
Unit 3 Gender Theory: Constructivism Theory
Unit 4 Gender Theory: Essentialism Theory
Unit 5 Gender Theory: Environmental Theory
Unit 6 Trans Identity Defined
Unit 7 Trans Identity
Module 3 The Role Of Biological Sex-
Unit 1 Does sex matter?
Unit 2 Understanding Biological Sex
Module 4 What Is Sexuality-
Unit 1 Does sexuality matter?
Unit 2 Understanding sexuality
Unit 3 Pansexuality≠Bisexuality
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