Gender Theory

Discipline: Political Science

Theory of relative weight of NATURE AND NURTURE.

The biological differences between males and females - sexual differences - account for a relatively small part of the actual differences between men and women.

Most of these differences are matters not of sex but of gender which, unlike sex, is socially formed and cultivated. Differences of gender, however, are used to justify inequalities between the sexes and the appropriation by males of the major part of power, leisure, time and property.

Ann Oakley, Sex, Gender and Society (London, 1972)


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