Gender can be defined as the sex-role that a person takes on according to guidelines or standards instilled in us by society. One can be a male or female biologically, but still be perceived as the opposite sex due to the way one may think or present him self or herself. Whether or not we are born with certain biological traits different in male versus female is the nature versus nurture question that has been around for years. Through research we have found that men and women differ in the way they pro cess information, but whether or not this is due to the way that they are socialized or if in fact they are born this way has yet to be proven.
ABSTRACT: The role of estrogen in differentiating the sexes may not be as clearly defined as Fitch & Denenberg would have us believe. Although their presentation of the feminizing role for estrogen was intriguing, I question whether it can be so easily categorized and wonder where the research on estrogen's masculinizing role fits into their model.