From Sex Roles to Sex Industries

  • Janice Wood Wetzel


It has been recognized for some time that sex role identification is a universal aspect of human development. Three aspects are involved in the process: (1) sex role preference, the desirability of one sex over another (2) sex role adoption, sex-related behaviors, and (3) sex role identification, the incorporation into one’ s personality of characteristic sex role responses (Lynn, 1959). Despite years of intensive research, it is impossible to assert that behaviors are intrinsically female or male. What has become clear is the fact that the environment is a major factor in sex role stereotyping, regardless of the tendencies of a person of either gender.


Sexual Exploitation Poor Woman Flip Chart Village Woman Wealthy Woman 
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© Janice Wood Wetzel 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janice Wood Wetzel
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  1. 1.School of Social WorkAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA

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