2.en.30 The gender gap: gender versus sex.

What is the difference between gender and sex? would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?

Look at these drawings. They were taken from 1970’s children’s books.

 Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?

Here you can read the first page from the  book “What is gender?”

written in 2008, by Mary HoLmes.

Read Mary Holmes’ opening lines

Would you say Chris is a man or a woman?  Why?

Keep on reading a bit more and find out what the author’s answer is :

Let’s have a look at the answers given by the World Health Organization

Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?

Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?

Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?

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28 Respostes to “2.en.30 The gender gap: gender versus sex.”

  1. vladis890 Says:

    What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -Sex is what you’re born with and gender is what you’re given.
    -I’m not totally agree with this explanation.
    Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    -Yes, I do.
    Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    -I think Chris is a man, because the women don’t leave the pyjama on the floor.
    Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    -Yes, I can. Boys play with cars. Girls play with dolls.
    Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, it did.
    Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I do.

  2. juliamulet Says:

    -What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Sex is what you’re born with and gender is what you’re given.
    I’m not agree with the explanation.
    -Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    I think sometimes yes and sometimes no.
    -Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    A man. Because he have the hair short and he don’t decide to wear basketball boots or sandals.
    -Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    Yes, the bedroom of boys is blue and the bedroom of girls pink.
    -Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes,it did.
    -Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I remember it.

  3. elenaa98 Says:

    What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    – Sex refers to biologycal differences, like the internal and the external sex organs. Gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture delineates as masculine or feminine.
    – No, I don’t agree with that drawing.
    Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowdays?
    – No, I don’t think so. I think women have more expectation nowdays than before..
    Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    – It might be a man or a woman, but, if you trust stereotypes, Chris will be more likely to be a man than a woman.
    Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender difference?
    – Boys play football, girls dance ballet.
    Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect?
    – Yes, it did.
    Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    – Yes, I do.

  4. izabelaigorova02 Says:

    *What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -Sex are the biological characteristics between men and women depends of the sex organs.
    -Gender refers to the socially tributs, activities that a given society considers appropriate if you are man or woman.
    -I’m not agree with the drawing.

    *Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    – In some cases yes, but in some others no.

    *Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    – I would say Chris is a man, because you related “moisturising lotion” with man and not with woman.

    *Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?

    Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    – Yes, she did.
    Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    – Yes, I remember.

  5. vidalandreu98 Says:

    What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -When you born, you can be a famale or a male. That’s sex. The gender describes the diferences.
    Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    -Yes, I do.
    Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    -I think Chris is a man.
    Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    -Yes, I can. If the boys discuss stick, girls talk.
    Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, it did.
    Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I do.

  6. claramulet Says:

    -What is the difference between gender and sex? Sex correspond with biological and physiological differences between women and men. Gender is the role that people in the world give to every sex.
    -Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below? No, I am not agree with this draw and this sentence.
    -Look at these drawings. They were taken from 1970′s children’s books.
    Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays? No, now it’s more equally and we respect more the women’s rights.
    -Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why? Chris can be a woman or a man because all the bad characteristics that in the past people give to each sex now are being superseded.
    -Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences? Yes: men ask for women’s hand in marriage and women wait this proposal.
    -Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ? Yes, it did.
    -Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library? Yes, I do. I think that this add was funny but very sexist.

  7. marinaescarpa11 Says:

    1-What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    *Sex is what you are born with and gender is what you are given.
    *I’m agree with the sex explanation but with gender I’m not agree.
    2-Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    * I think women are more represented nowadays.
    3-Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    *I don’t know the aswerd, but in some cases women are untidy an they wear cloths like men.
    4-Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    *Yes, I can. Women take care of babies and men go to bars.
    5-Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    * Yes, it did
    6-Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    * Yes, I remeber that video.

  8. vidalsiquierj Says:

    What is the difference between gender and sex? would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -“Sex” refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.”Gender” refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.
    Yes, I’m agree.

    Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    -No. The idea was that men were superior than women and men do good things for women too. That’s not good.

    Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    -Boys play to fight and girls to drink tea.

    Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, of course.

    Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, a little bit.

  9. noesanzu Says:

    *What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -Sex is what you’re born with, and gender is what you’re given.
    -No, I do not agree.
    *Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    -No, I don’t think so…
    *Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    -I don’t know, but I think he is a men. I think mens, do all that in the sory saied.
    *Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    -No, I can’t because some boys do the same that girls do, and some girls do the same like boys.
    *Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, it did.
    *Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I do.

  10. tonitorner Says:

    1-What is the difference betwen gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Sex is the organ you born with and gender is what every society asociates to every sex.
    I’m agree with the definition of sex, but not with the definition of gender.

    2-Do you think men and women are represented in the same way nowadays?
    I think no in public because it isn’t pollitically correct, but probably there are many people thinking that the sentences of the book are true.

    3-Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    In this story Chris can be a man or a woman. Before read that Chris can be the shortened name of Christopher I though that Chris was a woman, because I though that Chris was only the shortened name of Christine, but now I can’t answer the question

    4-Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    Yes, I can, but they are stereotypes: Girls buy clothes and boys buy videogames.

    5-Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect?
    Yes, she did.

    6-Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I remember it.

  11. silviamartinm Says:

    What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -Sex are biological differences between males and females. Gender are socially produced differences between being feminine or being masculine.

    Look at these drawings. They were taken from 1970′s children’s books. Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    – I think not, because boys and girls today can do all things equally.

    Here you can read the first page from the book “What is gender?” written in 2008, by Mary Holmes. Read Mary Holmes’ opening lines. Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why? Keep on reading a bit more and find out what the author’s answer is :
    – I think Chris is a woman, because women tend to shower in the morning and because we can also have short hair, and I think the author has made the character has short hair for tiing us and after also clarify that the girls can have the short hair like the boys.
    – The author says that Chris can be both a woman and a man.

    Let’s have a look at the answers given by the World Health Organization. Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences? Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ? Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    – Yes I can. Normally we tend to think that women are housewives and do most household chores and men go to work and bring money home to live. Although sometimes is not like this and they both work or in some cases it might be other way around, the boys do the housework and the girls go to work.
    – Yes I did.
    – Yes I do. I think is a little bit sexist.

    Maria I really liked this post, because it made me think a lot.

  12. jospomar Says:

    1.-What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -Sex is what you’re born with, and gender is what you’re given.
    -I’m not agree with that drawing.
    2.-Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    -Not so diferent but yes.
    3.-Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    I don’t really know if it is a girl or a boy because is so confused.
    4.-Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    -No because we all can do all the things.
    5.-Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, a lot.
    6.-Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes it was so funny.

  13. merysantos1998 Says:

    1·What is the difference between gender and sex?
    Gender is a range of characteristics used to distinguish between males and females.
    Sex: Set of beings belonging to the same sex. Male, female.

    2·would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Yes, I am.

    3·Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    No, fortunately men and women are not represented in the same way than in the past.

    4·Would you say Chris is a man or a woman?
    Why?
    I don’t know, it can be a man or a woman. Because some girls use hair putty and moisturising lotion and also men can use this. If we were living in the 1970’s I would say that is a man but nowadays it can be both.

    5·Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    No, I can’t because know men and women can do the same things and can be the same things.

    6·Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, she did.

    7·Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library? Yes, I do. I think that it’s sexist and also discriminates blond-hair-women.

    I liked very much this post 🙂

  14. tomasgolomb Says:

    1.- What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Sex is what you’re born with, and gender is what you’re given.
    I’m not agree with that drawing.

    2.- Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    No, no it is the same nowdays.

    3.-Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    I do not know if a man or a woman, because I can’t differentiate.

    4.- Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    I can not think of anything

    5.- Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, she did.

    6.- Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I remember it.

  15. janpacha100 Says:

    1.-What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -Sex is the differences to boys to girls, and gender is what you’re given.
    -I’m not agree with that drawing.
    2.-Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    -There are some exceptions, but yes
    3.-Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    I think that he is a man, because the mans likely to have a short cut hair
    4.-Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    -No because all we can do the saim things
    5.-Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, she did
    6.-Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, it was so funny.

  16. psocies Says:

    1) What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Sex is what you’re born with and gender is what you’re given. Yes I’m agree
    2) Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    Yes, I think that yes.
    3) Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    I think Chris is a man, because the men have short hair.
    4) Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    Boys were pants, girs shirts and dresses, boys play with cars, girls with dolls.
    5) Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, she did.
    6) Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, It was funny

  17. jhazminmarmol Says:

    1)What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -Gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.
    -Sex refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.
    -I’m not agree with most of the drawing.
    2) Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    -In some cases yes, and others cases, no.
    3)Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    -I don’t know this question because Chris can be a men beacuse he have short hair but some women also have short hair.
    4)Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    Yes, I can. For example: boys play with cars and girls with dolls.
    5)Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect?
    -Yes, she did.
    6)Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    -Yes, I do.

  18. margaabauza Says:

    1-What is the difference between gender and sex?
    Gender is a characteristics that we use to distinguish the males and the females.
    Sex are natural differences between males and females.

    2-would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Yes, I am would agree with the explanation given in the drawing below.

    3-Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    No, men and women are not represented in the same way.

    4-Would you say Chris is a man or a woman?
    Why?
    I think is a man because in general the man has the short hear and the woman a long hair, but I’m not sure.

    5-Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    No, I can’t because all the people can be all things.

    6-Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, she did.

    7-Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library? Yes, I remember it.

  19. paulinguigs Says:

    – What is the difference between gender and sex?
    Sex is a therm that is related to biology and gender is related to different cultures.
    – Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Absolutely no.
    – Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    No, I think nowadays women and men can do the same things.
    – Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    I thought Chris was a woman because I usually throw my pyjamas on the floor.
    -Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    Yes, for example: It seems boys can’t cry when they fall down and they hurts, or men can’t show us their feelings in the same way or men can’t wear a skirt or another example is men love football and women hate it.
    – Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, she did. Because I never had thougt this difference between sex and gender.
    Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I did but I thought she was asking for buying a car.

  20. miquelbv9 Says:

    1.What is the difference between gender and sex?
    -That sex is a more science therm that gender that is relationated with other thigs.
    2.Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -No, never.
    3.Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    -I think that when we are on a public place they are represented at the same way but when we are on a private conversation I think that they didn’t.
    4.Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    -I don’t know but I would say that is a woman.
    5.Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    -Yes, for example: boys can’t wear skirts.
    6.Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, she did.
    7.Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I did.

  21. martitaserra28 Says:

    1-What is the difference between gender and sex?
    Sex: the male and female categories into which humans and other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions.
    Gender: differences between the genders female and male.

    2-Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Yes, I am.

    3-Look at these drawings. They were taken from 1970′s children’s books. Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    No, I don’t. I think the women and men now are equal and they can do the same things.

    4-Here you can read the first page from the book “What is gender?” written in 2008, by Mary Holmes. Read Mary Holmes’ opening lines. Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    It can be the both but the average of the people is that the men have short hair and the women have long hair and with the moisturiser I think that the both genres use it.

    5-Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    Yes, I can. The women do different works tahn the men. Usually the men are a masons and the women are cleaners but now I think all the genres can work of what they want.

    6- Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes, she did.
    7-Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I do.

  22. ariadnaoliver Says:

    1)What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    The difference between gender and sex is than sex refers to the biological and physiological characteristics, and the gender refers to the socially roles, activities…
    2) Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    No, nowadays sexism so heavily that you see in the pictures is almost non-existent or at least not publicly presented.
    3)Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    I’m not sure, if we pay attention to the prototypes looks like a man.
    4)Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    Women suffer for love and men are immune, no matter which woman will be.
    It’s a classic and false prototype.
    5)Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect?
    Yes, it makes me think of many things.
    6)Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I remember it.

  23. ariadnabalufo Says:

    1) What is the difference between gender and sex?
    -Gender refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.
    Sex refers to the behaviours and activities that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.
    Examples: male and female are sex categories. Masculine and feminine are gender categories.

    2) Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Yes, but not in all cases.

    3) Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    No, I think men and women are not represented in the same way than in the past.

    4) Would you say Chris is a man or a woman?
    Why?
    I think it’s a woman, because women usually put moisturiser and hair products.

    5) Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    Yes, I can.
    Girls wear dresses and boys wear trousers.

    6) Did Mary Holmes except make you reflect ?
    Yes, she did.

    7) Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I do.

  24. andreafr98 Says:

    1.-What is the difference between gender and sex?
    Sex: are the biogolical features define men and woman.
    Gender: are the differences between the gender male and female.
    Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    Yes, I am.

    2.-Look at these drawings. They were taken from 1970′s children’s books. Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    No,because nowadays the men and women can do the same things.Now there is no male chauvinist.

    3.-Here you can read the first page from the book “What is gender?” written in 2008, by Mary Holmes. Read Mary Holmes’ opening lines. Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    I don’t now,because can be men or women because nowadays the both can have long o short hair and use moisturiser .

    4.-Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    Yes, I can.Men go to watch football and women go shopping.

    5.- Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    Yes,she did.

    6.-Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    Yes, I do.

  25. sergiomr226 Says:

    1.- What is the difference between gender and sex? would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    – Sex: 1 either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions.
    ■ the fact of belonging to one of these categories.
    ■ the group of all members of either sex.
    – Gender: 1 Grammar a class (usually masculine, feminine, common, or neuter) into which nouns and pronouns are placed in some languages, distinguished by a particular inflection.
    ■ the property of belonging to such a class.
    2 the state of being male or female (chiefly in cultural or social contexts).
    “Sex” refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.
    “Gender” refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.

    – No, I don’t agree with the drawing.

    2.- Look at these drawings. They were taken from 1970′s children’s books. Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    – I think no, because nowadays there are womans that are pilots and men that nowadays there are cook o other professions.

    3.- Here you can read the first page from the book “What is gender? ”written in 2008, by Mary HoLmes. Read Mary Holmes’ opening lines. Would you say Chris is a man or a woman? Why?
    – I think Chris is a man, because people nowadays can have long hair or short but either male or female. Also nowadays women can work in working men and working men as women.

    4.- Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    – Yes. Girls play with dolls and boys play rugby

    5.- Did Mary Holmes excerpt make you reflect ?
    – Yes she did.

    6.- Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    – Yes, I do.

    I liked yhis post 🙂

  26. sergiomr226 Says:

    yhis: this

  27. gorandimitrovavramov Says:

    Sorry for the delay:

    1.-What is the difference between gender and sex? Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -The difference between gender and sex is that sex refers to the biological and physiological differences. But gender refers to socially constructed roles, activities…

    2.-Would you agree with the explanation given in the drawing below?
    -Yes, i’m agree, but not in all the cases.

    3.-Do you think men and women are represented the same way nowadays?
    -No, i don’t. In the past, people thought that the men were nicest than women.

    4.-Would you say Chris is a man or a woman?
    Why?
    -The autor, tells to us that Chris don’t have a specific sex, but I think chris is a transexual man. Because maybe the autor thought in Chris like a men who converted in a women. A transexual man. Because the clothes change, but customs don’t.

    5.-Can you think of more examples to illustrate gender differences?
    -Yes, I can:
    Boys play with cars, and girl with Barbies.

    6.-Did Mary Holmes except make you reflect ?
    -Yes, she does. She made me reflect about what the people think about a person that is not like them.

    7..Do you remember the ad about the blond girl asking for hamburgers at a library?
    – Yes, I remember it. That ad tells us that blond women are stupid. And that is rude, and not true ( at least not at all cases ) .


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