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Exploring Gender Identity & Expression

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Time: Monday, November 18, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Cartoon Room of the Ohio Union

Admission: Free

Gender is all around us. It is actually taught to us, from the moment we are born. Gender expectations and messages bombard us constantly. Upbringing, culture, peers, community, media, and religion, are some of the many influences that shape our understanding of this core aspect of identity. How you learned and interacted with gender as a young child directly influences how you view the world today. Gendered interaction between parent and child begin as soon as the sex of the baby is known. In short, gender is a socially constructed concept.

For many people, the terms "gender" and "sex" are interchangeable. This idea has become so common, particularly in western societies, that it is rarely questioned. Yet biological sex and gender are different; gender is not inherently connected to one's physical anatomy. 

Confused? Intrigued? Interested? Join us in the Cartoon Room from 6-8 pm for a presentation and dialogue exploring gender identity and expression.

All are welcome!

Angie Wellman
wellman.63@osu.edu

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