The purpose of this study guide is to present topics and issues related to sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Before diving into the following resources, review the differences between key terms:
- Sex: separate from gender, this term refers to the cluster of biological, chromosomal and anatomical features associated with maleness and femaleness in the human body.
- Gender: social, cultural and psychological traits linked to males and females that define them as masculine or feminine.
- Gender Identity: refers to a person’s internal, deeply felt sense of being a man or woman, or something other or in between, which may or may not correspond with the sex assigned at birth.
- Gender Expression: how an individual presents their gender outwardly to others through mannerisms and appearance.
- Sexual Orientation: refers to the spectrum of emotional, romantic, and sexual attraction.
- Men-How You See Me
- Women- How You See Me
- Things Not To Say To A Non-Binary Person
- Unerased: Mic’s Database of Trans Lives Lost to Homicide in the US
- The Movement of #MeToo
- When a Student Says, ‘I’m Not a Boy or a Girl’
- Transgender bathroom users will not endanger women, but twisted social norms might
Academic Journals and Books
Connell, R., & Messerschmidt, J. (2005). Hegemonic Masculinity: Rethinking the Concept. Gender and Society, 19(6), 829-859.
Robinson, J., & Espelage, D. (2012). Bullying Explains Only Part of LGBTQ—Heterosexual Risk Disparities: Implications for Policy and Practice. Educational Researcher, 41(8), 309-319.
Seelman, K.L. (2014). Transgender Individuals’ Access to College Housing and Bathrooms: Findings from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.
Lombardi, E. L., Wilchins, R. A., Priesing, D., & Malouf, D. (2001). Gender violence: Transgender experiences with violence and discrimination. Journal of Homosexuality, 42(1), 89-101.
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