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    Hypothetical Situation with Opposite Gender

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    Please assist me with the following sociology question:

    Imagine that you were assigned the opposite gender at birth, but that your race, ethnicity, religion, and social class background remain the same. Drawing on the information contained in chapter 12, describe how your life as a member of the opposite sex might differ from your life today.

    Reference reading:
    Sociology, 12th ed., by Richard T. Schaefer (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2010).

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    My opposite gender at birth would make me a White catholic male of middle class background. Being of middle class, both husbands and wives work to make ends meet, but this is where my life would change. How would things be different for me today if I were a man? I would see myself with less responsibility. As ...

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    The solution provides the expert's perspective of being in a hypothetical situation as the opposite gender. Gender differences in terms of status, social class, employment, and family are discussed.