Learning Objectives

8.1   What are the sociological definitions of sex, gender, intersex, and transgender?

8.2   How do sociologists understand gender through the three major theoretical perspectives and the theory that sees gender as a social structure?

8.3   How do we create our gender and sexual identities?

8.4   How does gender affect workforce experiences?

8.5   How have rates of sexual activity among young adults in the United States changed since the 1950s?