This is because researchers have different point of views, regarding how much of gender is due to biological and evolutionary factors (nature), or, they claim, that it might be the result of the person’s culture and their socialisation (nurture). Feminists note the ways in which a woman is different from a man; they stress the biological and cultural differences between genders. They also often reverse the dominant patriarchal values of a man by showing preferences to women’s qualities and their competencies over a man’s. Furthermore, a person’s gender identity is their own personal account of their gender. It is the degree to which a person identifies as a male, female, or any other
Cohen goes onto to explain throughout his essay that gender quality in the workforce is not as progressive as it may appear according to Rosin, but in doing so, he successfully challenges us to look at the facts provided to us in “The End of Men”. Majority of her claims are not cited, and have no validity other than her own ability to successfully write a convincing narrative. However she does bring up an interesting thought as to why men have more difficulty embracing nurturing jobs when compared to women who have been eager to embrace new opportunities in the
Cultural feminist theory is traceable to Carol Gilligan’s research on various groups of males and females. In her book, A Different Voice , Gilligan sets out to correct psychology’s misperceptions and refocus its view of female personality and states that male and females have a differing set of moral code. For males, moral problems are often dealt with an “ethic of justice” whilst for females, moral problems are often dealt with an “ethic of care”. For Gilligan, an “ethic of care” is based on the feminine mode of caring, maintenance of relationships and more so the fact that women are more likely to put the concerns of others before their own needs whilst an “ethic of justice” is based on the masculine mode of remaining impartial and unemotional by focusing on justice, rules and
Mary Shelley defies this principle by writing in the perspective of the male mind (Shelley 56). Today, books are being written from all points of views. Some males write from female point of views, and some females write from male point of views, but it is not an uncommon thing for gender roles to mix (Hughes). That is the difference between the gender roles in the nineteenth century as opposed to the roles of the twenty first
Throughout history, people have portrayed men and women differently often requiring of the former masculinity and of the latter femininity. Society often tries to assign specific traits for men and specific traits for women. The value of a women is different than a man’s value. This leaves society with the question, “What does it mean for a man to be masculine and a woman to be feminine?” Are these phrases established to help us identify genders? In society, it is intimated that men have to possess the masculinity gender and women have to possess the femininity gender.
Gender. A difference among the nature of each gender is one good indication when measuring attitudes. With the opposing nature of genders such that of personality and interest. As according to Williams and Best cited in Lippa (2010), men are seen as naturally aggressive, arrogant, competitive, independent and unemotional compared to what people see in women as being affectionate, anxious, compassionate, dependent, emotional and sensitive. Considering the held nature of genders, the study would look into the extent of which characteristics of gender is more accepting and open when it comes to their relatives who are involved in interracial relationships.
At the heart of this case is the questions surrounding Hall’s ambiguous genitalia. The women determine that it is too different from their own. This is easy enough to understand but where it gets confusing is when the men also distinguish Hall’s genitals from their own. In the case of the men, Norton argues that it is less about the anatomy and more about the physiology. (Norton 195) Hall admitted that they could not produce a family, so too men, this made them a woman.
This relates to how there are many stereotypes for women that have evolved over the years. Even though the diversity between men and women is starting to go away, it still exists today. The second, the two books contradict each other when talking about ethics. For example, ethics is a person’s concept two things of right and wrong. There are two views on ethics: relativist and Universalist.
So all it includes in the story might not be fair when we see from a woman's point of view. The writer mentioned many demands of women and men in the relationship. In my view I felt that the writer could not prove some point. He mentioned men want fairness. But as far as I know women try to do things more fairly in the relationship.
The debate between masculinity and femininity is nothing new in this society. Feminist have claimed that sociology in the past was controlled by male sociologists and thus have made distorted truth about the society as its consequence. Some sociologists may have taken too lightly regarding the issue of gender roles which cause uproar from the feminist’s perspectives. However, there are different sociologists such as the functionalist, Marxists that may view and interpret differently in gender roles. No doubt those criticisms are involved in this matter of different theories and perspectives.