Most of us have standard patterns
of sex and gender,
but human persons come in infinite variety.
This discussion will explore six areas of variation:
(1) biological sex—female, male, or in-between;
(2) male/female self-designation—girls, boys; women, men; & transsexuals;
(3) sex-roles—everyday behavior assigned on the basis of sex;
(4) gender-personalities—thousands of possible gender-patterns;
(5) sexual orientation—heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual;
different reasons for cross-dressing.
I. Variations of Biological Sex—Female,
Male, or In-Between.
Seven Criteria for Determining the Sex of a Human Being:
1. Chromosomal Sex;
2. Gonadal Sex;
3. Hormonal Sex;
4. Internal Reproductive Organs;
5. External Genitals;
6. Assigned Sex and Sex of Rearing;
7. Social and Legal Sex.II. Variations of Male/Female Self-Designation—Transsexualism
I am a Boy; I am a Girl; I am a Man; I am a Woman.III. Sex-Roles and their Variations
and 'Masculine' Personality Traits;
Enculturating Characteristics and Transcending Them.
V. Variations of Sexual Orientation—Heterosexual, Homosexual, Bisexual.
Early Imprinting of Unchangeable Sex-Scripts.VI. Transvestism—Several Different Reasons for Cross-Dressing:
1. Comfort and Convenience;
2. Practical Reasons;
3. Women 'Passing' as Men;
4. Transsexual Reasons;
5. Sex-Script Reasons;
Homosexual Sex-Scripts that call for Cross-Dressing;
6. Female Impersonation on Stage.James Park is an existential philosopher
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