Behavior: Killing a Culture

Human beings are born with male or female physical characteristics; they become masculine or feminine in manner and outlook only after being exposed to the conventions of society. To many Women's Liberationists, masculinity and femininity are outmoded sexist concepts, and the current blurring of sex roles is a welcome development. To Charles Winick, professor of anthropology and sociology at the City University of New York, the rise of "unisex" in the U.S. has ominous connotations for the future of the nation. In a survey of 2,000 different cultures, Winick found that some 55...

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