Gender & Sexuality Studies


Gender Identity and Intersexuality

What is gender?

Gender is commonly defined in terms of biology and anatomy. Although this may be more accurately called one's sex - male, female, intersex.  One's gender also connotes the societal expectations associated with each sex - male, female, transgender.

What about gender identity?

"Gender identity is how we feel about and express our gender and gender roles — clothing, behavior, and personal appearance. It is a feeling that we have as early as age two or three."


[Planned Parenthood. Health Info and Serivces. Gender and Gender Identity (What is Gender? What is Gender Identity?)]

Books on Gender and the Media

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Don't forget the databases on the Welcome page.  Here are a few specific to Gender.