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  • 1. GENDER IDENTITY CHAPTER 4 By : Karin Ofosuhene
  • 2. G E N D E R VS. S E X Gender refers to the state of being either a male or a female, it canbe a choice as well. Sex is referred or identified by reproductive functions of the body(biological)
  • 3. GENDER IDENTITY Transsexual – Someone who undergoes surgery and / or hormonetherapy to identify as the opposite sex. They emotionally andpsychological feel that they belong to the opposite sex they wereborn as. Transgender – Someone that identifies with a gender other thantheir biological one, usually no hormone therapy or surgery is done.
  • 4. GENDER IDENTITY CONTDThere are so many different kinds of people out there. Just because they arent“normal” doesnt’ mean anyone has a right to dehumanize them.
  • 5. G E N D E R V S S E X UA L O R I E N T A T I O N Sexual orientation -a persons sexual identity in relation to the gender to whichthey are attracted; the fact of being heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual. Gender – on the other hand is what one identifies themselves as. Who we identifyourselves with can influence who we are attracted to.
  • 6. CONTD…….Heterosexuality : Being sexually attracted to the opposite sex.Homosexuality : Being sexually attracted to the same sex.Asexual : someone who is not involved in any sexual activitiesBisexual : someone who is sexually attracted to both male and femalePansexual : not limited or inhibited in sexual choice in regards to gender
  • 7. T H O U G H T S S O F A R ……. Gender and sexuality is such a hot topic. A lot of people struggle withwho they are ,and the confusion of who they are sexually attracted to canbe a struggle. Some may have strong religious values which may hinder them frombeing honest with themselves, especially homosexuals and transgender. Teasing and bullying is also a factor why people are more afraid to“come out”.
  • 8. S E X UA L I T Y A N D L I M I T A T I O N S Transphobia - is an irrational fear of, people who are transgenderor who otherwise transgress traditional gender norms. Homophobia- fear and or hatred of homosexuals and bisexuals Heterosexism- it is only acknowledging homosexuality as normal
  • 9. L I M I T A T I O N S C O N T D ….. Homosexuals , bisexuals, transgender, and transsexuals face harmeveryday of their lives. They face rejection , humiliation anddiscriminations from people who do not accept them for who theyare, it is not fair to say the least. People need to be more open mindedand be more accepting.
  • 10. DISCUSSION QUESTION Do you believe that the idea of Homophobia is real?
  • 11. L I K E S AND D I S L I K E S I am not too fond of the idea of “homophobia” and transphobia,” I am happy to know that as years go by people are more receptiveto the different genders and sexuality. I am not too fond of people being afraid to come out because thatcan lead to a lot of confusion