today i was reading about something called anthropological constants. they exist in cultural anthropology and also in social anthropology. i had to look these terms up.
psychology should be the basis of social-construct on gender identity. most social ideas about gender are based entirely on gender-membership or what people think is "popular".
however; freud's oedipal complex was over 100-years ago, and it that amount of time, psychologists have observed over 147-different types of self-identity based on sex-gender differences.
sociology shows gender identity, gender roles, and gender membership; sexual identity, sexual roles, and sexual membership.
it also show that biologically, the gay community has existed for thousands of years or more, and that it consistently composes about 10% of the population. this means that 1-of-6 of all children born are gay; and that the heterosexual is the carrier of the gay-genes, or that the human being is the carrier of the gay-genes.
modern psychology of sex-and - gender shows 147-self-identities based on individual differences in psychological understanding.
there are 7-types of self-identity in gender; heterosexual, homosexual, bi-sexual, trans-sexual, inter-sexed, omni-sexual, and a-sexual. the sexual-self-identity is three : male, female, or inter-sexed (hermaphrodite). sexual-orientation is self-identity of fulfilling the sex-roles associated with gender-identity: heterosexual, homosexual, bi-sexual, transsexual, inter-sexed, a-sexual, and omni-sexual.
when we multiply 7X3X7 = 147 types of self-identity.
many different types of sexual and gender identification are present in the human community. while freud did consider these to be simply differences in the human being, today we can see there are more opportunities to have a self-identity of one's own, and not a simple stereotypical one.
psychology of sex and gender.