The Socialization Of Feminism

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Feminism – an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women. This movement is said to organize to end women’s oppression. Historically there were a lot of feminists which tried to distinguish who is “woman”. This notion was understood in both ways as a sex term and as a gender term depending on biological or cultural features. So it‘s important understand this difference and find out how it impact on woman. Differences between sex and gender In general, we use terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ as interchangeable notions. But many feminists have disagreed with such situation and determined the distinction of these words. So, ‘sex’ differs men and women according to their biological features, like chromosomes, sex organs, hormones, etc.,…show more content…
Nowadays it is more common to denote this by saying that gender is socially constructed. This means that gender and gendered traits are nothing more but products of social life and, as a result, of social roles. Gender socialization Gender socialization has an important role in realization yourself as man or woman. Females become women through a process whereby they acquire feminine traits and learn feminine behavior. Masculinity and femininity are thought to be products of nurture or how individuals are brought up. For proving the existence of social roles and its significant impact on life both men and women, we can use the studies of Margareth Mead. Margareth Mead was a respected American cultural anthropologist. Mead studied the societies of many different people all over the world. Almost every of them was dominated by males, and the gender roles of males and females were pretty much the same in each. That’s why she decided to observe the life of different tribes, that lives removed from the rest of the…show more content…
It is possible to say that there are a lot of influences that help us socialize as men and women. Gender is produced as the total sum of the parents', the peers', and the culture's notions of what is appropriate to each gender by way of temperament, character, interests, status, worth, gesture, and expression. The first and the most important step in socialization is taken with the help of parents. And usually, they unconsciously treat their male or female children differently. For example, parents wear their children in stereotypically appropriated clothes of blue or pink color or buy them gender stereotypic toys. Besides parents try to bring up some ‘appropriate’ traits in their children. Even today girls are discouraged from playing sports like football or from playing ‘rough and tumble’ games and are more likely than boys to be given dolls or cooking toys to play with; boys are told not to ‘cry like a baby’ and are more likely to be given masculine toys like trucks and guns. Socializing influences like these are still thought to send implicit messages regarding how females and males should act and are expected to act shaping us into feminine and masculine
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