Gender and Sexuality

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Gender and Sexuality by Mind Map: Gender and Sexuality

1. Sexual Orientation

1.1. Sexual orientation is about who you’re attracted to and who you feel drawn to romantically, emotionally, and sexually.

1.2. Straight Lesbian Bisexual Gay Asexual

2. Gender

2.1. The characteristics of men and women that are socially constructed such as expressions, behaviors and identities.

2.2. One's identity as a female or male or as neither entirely male or entirely female.

2.3. Instead of being about body parts, it’s more about how you’re expected to act, because of your sex.

3. Sexuality

3.1. This covers the aspects physical, emotional, mental, and social preferences that affect their sexual orientation towards other people.

3.1.1. Homosexuality

3.1.2. Heterosexuality

4. Gender Expressions

4.1. Masculinity Gender

4.2. Feminine Gender

5. Gender Identity

5.1. Meaning

5.1.1. Its is how we feel inside and how we express those feelings. (Clothes, Appearances, Behaviors, etc.)

5.2. Female / Woman

5.3. Male / Man

5.4. Cisgender people

5.4.1. have a gender identity that matches the sex they were assigned at birth

5.5. Transgender people

5.5.1. have a gender identity that is different from the sex they were assigned at birth.

6. Differences between Gender and Sexuality

6.1. Gender is a social and legal status, and set of expectations from society, about behaviors, characteristics, and thoughts. Our gender is identifies based on our actions whether we are pure feminine or masculine or both.

6.2. Sex is a label that we're assigned to given by the doctors at birth based on the genitals we are born with and the chromosomes we have.

7. Biological Sex

7.1. Biologically assigned as Male

7.1.1. A person with XY chromosomes usually has male sex and reproductive organs

7.2. Biologically assigned as Female

7.2.1. A person with XX chromosomes usually has female sex and reproductive organs.

7.3. Biologically assigned as Intersex

7.3.1. When someone’s sexual and reproductive anatomy doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male