The Cultural And Social Aspects Of Sex And Gender In Homer, Homer '

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The ancient Greek poet, Homer, brought into the world the term “woman” in the eighth-century BC, it is the title by which Odysseus addresses Penelope, his well-loved wife. Due to this poem the terms by which human-beings who have different sexes became recognised as “women” or as “men” through language. (Bunting-Branch, 2014)
It should be noted that, while sociologists view sex and gender as conceptually distinct, for the majority of people is vague and unclear that sex refers to the biological differences between males and females, including both primary sex characteristics (the reproductive system) and secondary characteristics such as growth of body/facial hair and body shape. While sex is averagely straightforward, the cultural and social aspects of being a man or a woman (gender) can be complicated and not easily interpreted by an individual.
Femininity and masculinity are gender terms, which are referred to the ways of thinking, behaving and feeling as considered appropriate in a society for males and females. (Longhurst et al. 2008) It seems that in western societies femininity seems to be very much a representational and self-representational matter. Peterson suggests “Consider that a man (e.g., Mahatma Gandhi) may be characterized as “feminine” and a woman (e.g., Margaret Thatcher) as “masculine”. Even activities and institutions are characterized in gender terms, regardless of whether they are associated mainly with men or women. For example, computer programming
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