Sex and Culture What Intrinsic Term Paper

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The button downs made for men tend to accentuate and broaden different areas than for women, for example, the shoulders. Both genders accessorize in different ways and one way is through shoes and bags. Women tend to wear high heels while men don't, and the former tend to carry a purse while the latter accessorize with a cross-body or messenger bag. Hair is another way to accentuate the gender difference for men and women fashion it differently, whether it is in terms of length or cut. As well, women tend to shave their hair in places men may not, for example, underarms and legs. Men may just shave their facial hair should they choose not to grow a beard.

Body modification or plastic surgery varies in both genders. Women may choose to get breast implants while men opt for pectoral implants. As well, in various cultures, certain body changes are gender specific. For example, in China, foot binding is done solely on women while in Myanmar, adding necklaces annually lengthen the women's necks. Women tend to be the ones to put on makeup while men don't, which is another way to differentiate the genders. Kinesics is the way people move, and men and women do so differently. Women walk with shorter strides, move their hands more frequently, round their shoulders and slouch. Men talk less with their hands, and keep their head straight while women put their heads to one side. Proxemics is the use of space, which differ in both genders. Men tend to take up more space when they sit for they spread their arm and legs out, while women sit with their legs crossed or closed.

References

Construction of Gender Identity. (n.d.). New York College | Catholic College | The College of New Rochelle. Retrieved November 5, 2011, from http://www2.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/socialization.html

Gender Identity. (n.d.). UNC. Retrieved November 5, 2011, from www.unc.edu/~pnc/strat/4-13-06.ppt

Hernandez, K. (n.d.). Cultural attempts to accentuate sexual dimorphism - by Krystle Hernandez - Page 3 - Helium. Helium - Where Knowledge Rules. Retrieved November 5, 2011, from http://www.helium.com/items/1307063-cultural-attempts-to-accentuate-sexual-dimorphism?page=3

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References

Construction of Gender Identity. (n.d.). New York College | Catholic College | The College of New Rochelle. Retrieved November 5, 2011, from http://www2.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/socialization.html

Gender Identity. (n.d.). UNC. Retrieved November 5, 2011, from www.unc.edu/~pnc/strat/4-13-06.ppt

Hernandez, K. (n.d.). Cultural attempts to accentuate sexual dimorphism - by Krystle Hernandez - Page 3 - Helium. Helium - Where Knowledge Rules. Retrieved November 5, 2011, from http://www.helium.com/items/1307063-cultural-attempts-to-accentuate-sexual-dimorphism?page=3

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