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Is gender natural or cultural?

For a long time now I have always heard that gender is nothing more than a social construct. I was told that if we taught women to be aggressive and taught men to be more emotional we would have a society nearly the exact opposite of what we have now. But is this really the case? The genders are not the same, we have different reproductive organs, different muscle densities, different brain chemistry and even different brain structure. None of these can be social and all would affect behavior. Furthermore in the 3 social apes and most social monkeys there are clear gender roles so why not humans?

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  • Jun 27 2013: sure it have an psychology affect god create our body in Integrated way so the man can't be more emotional it doesn't come sense with his face his body women according to their create they can me sweat and full of emotion ..

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