Connell’s contributions to the understanding of masculinity in society are numerous; however, a select few ideas are most closely related to the short story.” In order to gain a clear idea of how the concepts relate to the prose, one must first develop an understanding of the core arguments. Connell’s primary argument that “‘Masculinity’ does not exist except in contrast with ‘femininity’” (Connell 252) calls to attention the nature of gender practice. Connell essentially argues that masculinity is a result of a perceived lesser definition of persons that can be distinctly summed up by one word. Feminine. This suggests that a clear distinction exists between men and women, one that supersedes biological differences, allows the for division to creep in between them.
One similarity is that both sides are trying to achieve the goal of making an imprint on others around them. Although, a difference is that the author’s side is a more realistic scenario and non-fictional while Equality’s side is more within the realm of Anthem and completely fictional. Additionally, another similarity is the fact that both sides can be applied to modern day society in the sense that everyone wants to make the world a better place and no matter where we come from, or what we do, we can change the world. We can make an imprint on society that inspires generations to come. Lastly, there is one more major difference between the two sides of Equality’s motivation.
Pinker argues that men have both a superior inbuilt aptitude for STEM and a greater affinity for STEM-favoring motivations, whereas Spelke maintains that the operative force in keeping women out of STEM is societal discrimination. It is also worth noting that neither scholar claims absolute accuracy over this debate. More precisely, Pinker concedes that social discrimination may be a factor at play in the STEM disparity, and Spelke recognizes that genetic differences exist between the sexes. To comprehensively and straightforwardly address all salient points in this debate, I will consider the intrinsic aptitude and motivational differences debates
From the context of this book and from what I concluded, these two theories are quite similar. The biggest difference is mainly the inclusion of women in the study. Coral Gilligan does shine the light that development varies on gender or just on how an individual person is raised. True, both of these theories are just samples of what is more typical of human development in general, that maybe that is why Gilligan 's theory is if anything, more relevant for me as a person due to my gender and how I was raised as a female.As an example, Gilligan 's focus is more drawn to the idea that humans, can develop differently, yet be on the same level of maturity, like so: “ Carol Gilligan concluded that women 's moral development tends to follow a
However, not one by itself can explain it all; instead, these theories are intertwined together. It is true that culture does play a major role in shaping gender roles. Despite most cultures having different roles for men and women, gender differences were nonexistent in early research by psychologists. Carol Gilligan believed that “factors of social status and power combine with reproductive biology to shape the experience of males and females and the relations between the sexes” (Mio, Barker, & Tumambing, 2012, p. 28). Research has shown that men and women do think and speak differently; however, does that mean they must take on different roles, such as with
To talk in any language, you have to know the words sounds for that particular language & to read/write any text for the same language, you have to know the visual or other symbols. People prefer to use talk in their communication rather than reading/writing because they believe it is produced rapid interaction. I will discuss about some characteristic for everyday talk in English language, the structure & the function of the talk, some theories of sociologist & philosophers in the field of conversation
Gender is a very distinctive state with little to no middle ground. Gender is often segmented into male or female. This is attributed to it being defined more in terms of cultural and social differences as opposed to biological differences. In the same breathe the male and female genders have
What feels best both in terms of your gender or sexuality.” How that relates to the readings is the Gender Binary discussed in chapter one or two, what makes a person male or female. As the book explains, we all have different glasses on how we define or see a person’s gender identity. Instead of society stereotyping for others on what makes us too masculine or feminine, we should focus on our own happiness. 2. How does the discussion of sex verses gender emerge from this documentary?
The authors in this week 's reading displayed an interestingly skillful use of logos, pathos, and ethos to help persuade the reader to share the writer 's viewpoint on gender equality. In certain works, a specific type of rhetorical appeal prevails over the others. A great example of this is Judith Sargent Murray 's "On the Equality of the Sexes." In this work, she primarily utilizes logos to support her main point that males are not mentally superior to women. Once again, logos is an appeal to logic, in which the author attempts to persuade the audience with evidence and valid reasoning.
Being mixed inspired and gave [her] license to test new characters” (O’Hearn ix). It is astounding how simply the author was able to slip between races and that other people were convinced by her façades. Her ability to do this shows how “[s]kin color and place of birth aren’t accurate signifiers of identity” (O’Hearn xiv) and that racial identity is largely based on personal and social beliefs. O’Hearn is not the only author to speak on the issue of not precisely falling into racial categories. Robert Watts’ work Not Black, Not White, But Biracial looks at the experiences of people