Scenario B: Sex/Gender
You and a friend, Elliott, are enjoying your conversation at a local coffee shop when you both take a bathroom break. You arrive at the two bathroom doors and see each door labeled with the sign below.
Upon returning to the table, Elliott remarks, “What’s up with those bathrooms? Women should use the women’s room and men should use the men’s room.” You decide to take this opportunity to share what you have learned about sex and gender.
Compose your initial post as if you were responding to your friend, Elliott. In your initial post, be sure to do the following:
- Distinguish sex and gender.
- Describe at least two different ways that gender identity is expressed; include at least one way that gender identity is expressed in your culture and at least one way gender identity is expressed in another culture.
- Apply the principles of cultural relativism.