means that, at maturity, most males are physically larger and stronger than most females
cultural construction of gender
to emphasize that different cultures have distinctive ideas about males and females and use these ideas to define manhood/masculinity and womanhood/femininity.
evokes th act of building from the raw materials provided by sexual differences, different cultures build up their ideas and beliefs about how the sexes differ and what these fifferences mean
sexual (gendered) division of labor
refers to the patterned ways productive and other economic tasks are allocated to men and women
gender (sex) roles
the rights, duties, and expectations one acquires by virtue of one's sex
is expected that a certain number of people are born who will, when they mature into adulthood, become like the other sex in some ways. custom by which a person of one sex is allowed to adopt the roles and behavior of the opposite sex, with little or no stigma or punishment.