Dr. Joan E. Paluzzi
Our society has these roles we tend to follow growing up. Boys should play with toys like cars, tag an cops and robbers. While girls think they should be playing with dolls. Or at least that’s how we make it seem. Not every child follows these distentions though. Many choose to go their own direction. culture is has a huge part of gender roles , It’s all about your environment an what you are around plus the culture you are raised in, if you grow up being told males are ranked above the woman than that’s what you start to think over time. That leads us to the selective abortions, this was talked about in the “sex gender” article, and some environments choose to take the woman’s life at birth. Which to me, does not make since at all because as time goes by eventually we won’t have as many females and will be over populated with males. Sex is biological and includes physical attributes such as sex chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, internal reproductive structures, and external genitalia. At birth, it is used to identify individuals as male or female. Gender on the other hand is far more complicated. Along with one’s physical traits, it is the complex interrelationship between those traits and one’s internal sense of self as male, female, both or neither as well as one’s outward presentations and behaviors related to that perception, found at www.asanet.org/ . All around the world things like this are going on. Woman get denied on all types of things like education, child mortality rates are higher, an most of the time they marry very young. A lot of the time these woman don’t have a choice to do what they want in life.
Many judge different races on what they have been told or what they learned growing up in their society. “Carl Linnaeus” once said “Africans were slow, relaxed, an negligent” then goes on an says “Americans are straight forward, eager, an combative”. So with that said I think a lot of...
Robert Lavenda and Emily Schultz. 2013. Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology (5th Edition)
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