Gender, nature vs culture

1.- Explain the concepts of “gender” and “sex”. Use the readings for week 1 and 2 to give examples.
2.- In your own words, explain the concept of “gender performance” (see Lorber’s article), and give examples of how do you perform gender everyday.
3.- Explain Ortner’s theory of “nature” vrs. “culture” to explain the universal subordination of women. What are Ortner’s main arguments? Is there a universal subordination of women?
4.- Who are the bonobos? Where do they live? How are we related to them? Why are they important for the study of gender?