Unit 3 Discussion #2: Gender Identity

Gender identity has become an increasingly important topic in American society. But what is gender? And more particularly, what is the relationship between ones biological sex and ones gender identity/gender expression? In your posting, discuss whether ones gender is determined by biology or whether the two are independent of one another. What influenced the formation of gender identity, and consequently, the outward expression of gender? Please be specific. Your post should include more than just your opinion, provide examples and support your ideas with theory and research.  Finally, remember to treat others with respect and be sensitive to the opinions of others.

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