Sex and gender

What is the difference between sex and gender?

Sort the stickies into concepts relating to sex (on the left) and gender (on the right).
You could change the colour of the stickies, e.g. e.g. green for sex and orange for gender

Nice infographic for the classroom wall:

Sex, gender and sexuality

This graphic helps to explain that gender identity, gender expression, physical/romantic attraction and the external appearance of our bodies are all aspects of who we are and there are many different combinations of these factors:

What is meant by the term intersex?

Is it possible to apparently ‘change sex’ without medical intervention?

Watch this video which includes a section about the Batista family in the Dominican Republic studied by Imperato-McGinley (1974). You can also read more on the BBC website page below:

Sex-role stereotypes

Androgyny, measuring androgyny and the Bem Sex Role Inventory

Slide 14: Sort the personality traits from the Bem Sex Role Inventory (there are 20 masculine and 20 feminine)
Slide 15: Sort the stickies (masculine, feminine, androgynous and undifferentiated into the correct quadrant of the graph, alongside the pink, blue, purple and grey jars. Place the people into the correct section of the graph according to Bem’s thoughts about the correlation between gender and emotional adjustment.
Plot a bar chart to show how androgynous undergraduates and psychiatric inpatients scored on a various measures of mental health in comparison with masculine and feminine males and females. This study is described in the AQA textbook by Lawton et al. (The ‘Mask Book’)

Take the BSRI for yourself here:

Further reading