Social Constructive Views Versus Holistic Views of Sexuality and Gender
The idea that gender and sexuality is entirely socially constructed is a belief many feminist and queer circles cherish, however some have more holistic views on these topics. Some feminist and queer activists adopt gender artifactualism (a term coined by Julia Serano to describe “the tendency to conceptualize and depict gender as being primarily or entirely a cultural artifact.”) because it counteracts gender determinism. Many of us ask a broader question: who or what is in charge of creating our sexuality and gender identities and how do these intertwine?
Some may say this is all in the hands of God but in more Western Societies gender is usually determined by biological make up: women having XX chromosomes and men, XY. These differences in chromosomes are said to result in great differences in the brain, making women extremely polite, feminine, dainty…
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