OF SEX & GENDER:
PHENOMENA FREQUENTLY CONFUSED
This small book examines in careful detail
six concepts used in modern sexology,
which are often confused with one another.
If we manage to distinguish these six different phenomena
related to sex and
we will have a better understanding of each:
differences between males and females
the social implications of
being female, male, or intersex.
self-concepts as boys/girls, men/women,
behaviors expected because of being male or female.
traits often associated with being 'masculine' or 'feminine'
homosexual, or bisexual.
for wearing the clothes of the other sex.
The following table of contents links to the first
page of each chapter.
(The complete text of Chapter 5 is linked here.)
The bibliographies linked are actually twice as long
as the 24 pages of reviews printed in the book.
Thus 15 pages of the text are included here
plus links to all of the Bibliographies.
This means that 75% of this
book is available here free of charge.
Why would anyone want to buy the whole book?
It has a very nice cover,
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It is more convenient to have the whole book in a bound volume.
It might be easier to lend the whole book to others
than to refer them to these free pages on the Internet.
The printed book has several words in bold,
which does not appear in this Internet version.
Thus readers who are the most serious about these themes
will want the whole printed book.
In any case, enjoy reading
Variations of Sex &
Six Phenomena Frequently Confused.
See if this book helps you to clarify your own thinking and experience.
CHAPTER 1. Variations of
Biological Sex: Female, Male, or
for Determining the Sex of a Human Being
1. Chromosomal Sex (XX, XY, or
2. Gonadal Tissue (Ovaries or Testes).
3. Hormonal Sex (Estrogen or
4. Internal Reproductive Organs (Uterus or
5. External Genitals (Clitoris, Vulva, & Vagina
or Penis & Scrotum). 6
6. Assigned Sex and Sex of Rearing (Girl or Boy).
7. Social & Legal Sex (Woman, Man, or
Confusions Concerning the Origin of One's Biological
CHAPTER 2. Variations
of Male/Female Self-Designation:
I Am a Boy; I Am
a Girl; I Am a Man; I Am a Woman
Confusions Concerning Male/Female
CHAPTER 3. Sex-Roles
and their Variations:
Behavior Appropriate for Women and Behavior Appropriate for Men
Gender-Pattern Chart 16
CHAPTER 4. Gender-Personalities:
Thousands of Possible
Confusions about Gender-Personalities 19
1. Biological Sex Does Not Create
2. Boys With 'Feminine' Personalities Do Not Become
3. Transsexualism is Not Caused by
Enculturation into the 'Opposite'
CHAPTER 5. Variations
of Sexual Orientation:
Confusions about Sexual Orientation 22
1. "Sexual Orientation" Is Better than "Sexual
2. Gender-Personalities Do Not Create Sexual
3. Most Homosexuals Are Not Transsexuals.
4. Transsexuals Are Not Homosexuals.
5. "Compulsory Heterosexuality" Is a Confused
CHAPTER 6. Cross-Dressing:
Eight Different Reasons:
Men who Dress
and Behave Like Women;
Women who Dress and Behave Like Men.
1. Comfort and Convenience Reasons for Dressing Like
the Other Sex. 25
2. Practical Reasons for Dressing Like the Other
3. Women 'Passing' as
4. Transsexual Reasons for Dressing Like the Other
5. Sex-Script Reasons for
6. Homosexual Sex-Scripts that Call for Women's
7. Female Impersonators Dress Like Women to
8. Public vs. Private
SEX & GENDER 36
2. BOOKS ON
4. BEST BOOKS
ON GENDER-PERSONALITY 46
5. BEST BOOKS
ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION 48
SUPPORTING THE SEX-SCRIPT HYPOTHESIS
AUTHOR: James Leonard Park
TITLE: Variation of Sex & Gender
SUBTITLE: Six Phenomena Frequently Confused
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER: BF692.P37 2012
NUMBER OF PAGES: 54
SIZE: 8-1/2 inches wide X 11 inches tall X 1/8 inch thick
PUBLISHER: Existential Books
PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE: http://www.existentialbooks.com
PUBLICATION DATE: January 1, 2012—1st edition
BINDING: Stapled in card-stock covers, with clear plastic outside, does not lie flat when open.
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May 2, 2008; Revised 5-7-2008; 1-9-2009; 1-11-2009; 1-4-2012;
5-26-2012; 9-19-2012; 9-20-2012; 9-21-2012
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