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Humanities Fiction: Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality, Social Class, Disability

Themes of Gender and Sexuality

The association of sex and gender into socially prescribed gender roles is very powerful in all cultures and societies. Contemporary intersections of sex and gender are pervasive within every aspect of Western culture—from the way in which boys and girls are treated in school, to the ways in which parents/guardians raise their children, to the ways in which men and women approach the world and address problems.--"Gender." Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice