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Social construction of gender

The idea that gender difference is socially constructed is an academic construct present in feminist, philosophical and sociological theories about gender, and documents written by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to this view, society and culture create gender roles, and these roles are prescribed as ideal or appropriate behavior for a person of that specific sex. Some argue that the differences in behavior between men and women are entirely social conventions, whereas others believe that behavior is influenced by universal biological factors to varying degrees of extent, with social conventions having a major effect on gendered behavior instead of vice versa.

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