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In all cultures there is a cultural construction of gender Contemplate over your personal experience and discuss the ways that you were personally trained into your gender at home at school with your friends etc Define gender and specify first the ideas and practices which are associated with the particular gender in your culture Do you see yourself as passive recipients of the dominant gender roles in your society As we said already every culture has its subcultures Therefore males and females are subcultures of their own Sexual identity of human beings can be established through emic and etic definition The etic definition gives us the explanation through primary and secondary sexual characteristics On the other hand the emic definition of gender varies depending on the society and its social characteristics its culture and religion beliefs As Marvin Harris said Male and female and other genders are subjects to the same kinds of hierarchical distinctions advantages and disabilities as classes castes ethnic groups and social races Controversies regarding the equality of the sexes always exist but still in most of the societies even today mails are the dominant sex that is most of the societies today are still patriarchical The beliefs that matriarchical societies ever exist are still not proven First of all because the role of man has always been considered very important even do in old societies in the days when there was no meat to be hunted the whole community depended on the woman gathered plants Second of all till now anthropologists havent been able to found proofs about social life of woman and man they could only examine the remaining left behind And third most of the anthropologists till resent years were mails On the other hand as we study already there are the Kung who are living proof for existents of egalitarian societies But even here there is a big man one among equals but still a big man
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