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Biological Determinism

The belief that men and women behave differently due to inherent sex differences related to their biology.

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Doing Gender

The performance of tasks based upon the gender assigned to us by society and, in turn, ourselves.

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DOMA

Defense of Marriage Act: A 1996 U.S. law explicitly limiting the definition of “marriage” to a union between one man and one woman and allowing each individual state to recognize or deny same sex-marriages performed in other states.

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Double Standard

The concept that prohibits premarital sexual intercourse for women but allows it for men.

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Gender

A term that refers to social or cultural distinctions of behaviors that are considered male or female.

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Gender Dysphoria

A condition listed in the DSM-5 in which people whose gender at birth is contrary to the one they identify with. This condition replaces “gender identity disorder”

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Gender Identity

A person’s deeply held internal perception of his or her gender.

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Heterosexism

An ideology and a set of institutional practices that privilege heterosexuals and heterosexuality over and over sexual orientations.

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Homophobia

An extreme or irrational aversion to homosexuals.

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Queer Theory

An interdisciplinary approach to sexuality studies that identifies Western society’s rigid splitting of gender into male and female roles and questions its appropriateness.

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Sex

A term that denotes the presence of physical or physiological differences between males and females.

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Sexism

The prejudiced belief that one sex should be valued over another.

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Sexual Orientation

A person’s physical, mental, emotional, and sexual attraction to a particular sex (male or female)

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Sexuality

A person’s capacity for sexual feelings.

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Social Construction of Sexuality

Socially created definitions about the cultural appropriateness of sex-linked behavior which shape how people see and experience sexuality.

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Transgender

An adjective that describes individuals who identify with the behaviors and characteristics that are other than their biological sex.

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Transsexuals

Transgender individuals who attempt to alter their bodies through medical interventions such as surgery and hormonal therapy.