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Sexual Identity and Cultural Differences

Discusses the significance of sexual identity/orientation and gender identity in understanding cultural differences. Discusses how the world perceives gender roles to be, gender-fluidity, and gender identity disorder.

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Gender determines how one is assimilated into society. It determines the interests and activities to some extent which you experiment and participate in. It also determines what social groups you are involved in. It determines your identity. Gender stereotypes within schools have a lot to do with the perceived roles which each gender is supposed to take on in society. The world's perception of gender is boys are supposed to be rough and tough and girls are supposed to be dainty and prissy. This is where the world is misconceived. Just because a girl is tough and good at sports, does not mean they are any different from a girl who is dainty or just because a boy wants to cook and take care of children does not mean they are any different from any other boy. There are some children; however, who are male and do not feel like a male, or are female and do not feel like a female. But does this mean that they suffer from Gender Identity Disorder (GID)? Not necessarily (3). Gender-fluidity is allowing a child to have the freedom to determine whether they want to be male or female without ...

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Discusses how sexual identity, gender identity and sexual orientation can differ depending on the culture.