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Cake” and reading “Berengier of the Long Ass,” the expectations of genders are exposed through the reversal of roles in both of these pieces. The characters in these stories clearly demonstrate the expectations that certain males and females must negotiate in order to expose the problems when there is labeling of certain genders. Judith Butler’s analysis of gender is that it is performative- meaning that nobody really is a gender from the start; after watching the video and reading the text for this...

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Exploring Gender and Sexual Norms Being born as a male or a female is something out of individual’s hand; still gender identity will have a significant effect on that person’s life. Today’s society will strictly determine one’s abilities and limits of dreams passed on gender identity. Gender identity can be seen as one of the earliest social categories that children learn to apply to both themselves and other people. This is suggested in Schaffer’s (1996) definition where gender identity is...

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How is gender performed? Gender is performed through the way people dress their kids. The color that is chosen for the baby’s room or the toys that the baby plays with, is all part of gender being performed. From an early age a newborns gender is decided for them. You can divide gender into two parts: the adolescent and also the person’s adult hood. Now a day, some people change their gender and become the opposite sex. There are different words for the gender changes: transsexuals are those...

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Saralampi Do you “Do” gender too? “Gender”, as thought of by many people as simply being either “male” or “female”, refers to the social statuses and cultural attributes associated with being male or female (Soc 1001 Lecture 24, Social Construction of Sexuality) and not strictly the different biological distinction. “Sex” is the biological distinction which includes physical differences in the process of reproduction (Soc 1001 Lecture 22, The Social Construction of Gender). Gender is a process that...

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Patriarchy is “the systematic organization of male supremacy” or the social system organized around gender difference (55). The system of patriarchy has created a set of Eurocentric masculinist epistemological conditions for today, because of this it creates social normalities which determines how people should present their gender and how they should fit into society. Society has made it acceptable to limit gender and create a stratification system to rank statuses unequally (65). Social constructions...

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Gender: Men vs Women I would like to approach the topic: the superior gender. This topic brings up many heated discussions all around the world. In this presentation I will dig into the myths of gender to find out who the superior race really is. An important point in this battle is intelligence. It is well-known that women are under-represented in areas of achievement throughout past history: there are more men achieving distinctions of mental ability, from Nobel-prize winners to chess grandmasters...

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paper I will review where my ideas of gender came from, how I developed into the gender role that I assume today, along with many other things. When I was born I was automatically assigned a specific sex. “Sex refers to the physical and biological differences between men and women.” (279) In my personal situation I was born with male genitalia therefore I was classified as a male. Gender did not come until later in life and it took time to fully develop. “Gender refers to the social, psychological...

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women and control the household due to their religion or beliefs. When women try to equal this in a relationship it leads to men believing that the woman is a feminist and is trying to take away his masculinity. In other words, not only the male gender but also the race, culture or religion of the man, contributes to what he sees as his duty to be in control and be the natural breadwinner while the female is the caregiver. One interesting questions the male anchor poses is “how do we teach our...

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Gender Gender is beyond biological sex because it is a persons’ understanding of their life on being either a woman or a man. To me being a woman is being independent, strong, and means to never rely on a man because you’re stronger than that and don’t need one. Being a woman can also mean being extremely dramatic about everything and of course being nurturing. Now I believe my understanding of women has definitely come from all the strong women in my family. Growing up I had to see my mother...

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is controversial when it comes to gender. Children learn gender roles through TV shows because most of them have gender roles that are expected by society. For example, in Good Luck Charlie they recently had a controversial episode in which they had same-sex mothers of a young girl. Many elementary children probably saw this episode and parents may have not liked the scene because children this young do not know that there are people or couples of the same-gender and they might not want to explain...

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