"Construction of gender theory argues that girls and boys are actively involved in constructing their own gendered identities. Men and women can even take up a range of different masculinities and femininities that may at times contradict each other. This construction of gender identities (or subjectivities), varieties of femininities or masculinities, is also seen as dynamic, ongoing, changing and changeable, rather than static or fixed" (Allard, Cooper, Hildebrand, & Wealands, 1995: 24). However, it should not matter how society portrays each gender to be. Everyone should be accepted for the way they are happy to be, no matter if you carry more femininities or masculinities and you are not set up to be that way.
Despite inequity, there is a myriad of comparable traits that are shared by humans which portrays our personality. It is in one's power to decide whether or not to conform to society. Indeed both texts include many similarities and differences such as the stereotypical roles set on each gender, their search for individuality and their desired privileges. While approaching adulthood, many people encounter obstacles which lead their understanding to a fact that gender stereotypes do not only occur for women but, for men as well. The narrator in Boys and Girls discovers the societies’ views and expectations of her.
The concept of feminism is correlated to the issue of gender balance. As advocated for in the gender concept, the female gender needs empowerment in order to compete fairly with the male gender. The social structure has numerous opportunities that women can exploit. The only way to turn the concept of feminism into reality is by empowering women and giving them the platform to exercise their potential. Gender, Ethnography, and Feminism The three concepts are related and are closely observed in any given society.
Some people these days tend to not agree to whom they are sexually as they believe they are “born into the wrong bodies” hence behaving like the sex they choose and want to be. For example, a girl who feels like she is a boy but in the wrong body tends to start behaving like a boy just feel satisfy her conscience and same goes for the boys. The society can also play a major role in the sexuality of a person. For example, a girl born into a family of so many boys and being the only girl, might start behaving like a boy hence the phrase “tomboy”. The physical and emotional aspects of ones sexuality includes bonds between individuals that is expressed through profound feelings or physical manifestation of love, trust and care.
Sex and gender are the two terms used for identification of masculinity and femininity among humans in our daily life. Sex is the biological term that determines the biological and “anatomical” differences between male and female species. It also clarifies the primary and secondary sex characteristics a person should have in order to be male or female. However, gender is a socially and culturally constructed term that delineates the distinction between men and women and their roles in the society. Gender is also used to organize relationships between man and women in social life.
In the essay, “Women Talk Too Much” Janet Holmes argues that while popular notion and worldwide proverbs would suggest that women talk more than men, her evidence leads to an opposite conclusion. However, her ultimate conclusion is that the question cannot be answered with a definitive answer, but instead with “it depends.” In the essay, “Sex Differences” Ronald Macaulay claims that the notion that there are considerable differences in the manner and frequency with which men and women talk is nonsense and that one way that this idea has been perpetuated is through works from more sexist ages. Macaulay states that the difference between men’ and women’s speech patterns is so minuscule that it should not be considered worthy enough evidence
By Oonagh Reitman. In the article gives an account of differences of opinion and the actions applied by both the perspective of the human rights of women. The article explained about the difference of opinion between cultural relativism towards feminism, this happens by inequality opinion submitted by both parties. Many differences make these two almost opposite perspective. Cultural relativism is a perspective who believes that culture is the source of all human rights.
Her goal was to establish the headstone for a transnational feminist movement that offered room for Women of Colour and women of the Global South. Therefore, she tried to shift the focus from the White feminism of the time to a more complex view that included the lives of non-Western women and their realities. To create solidarity between women from different places, different communities, different worlds there has to be a comprehension of their distinction to be able to recreate a sense of community and
Gender dysphoria is the dissatisfaction with the biological sex one is born with which results in a multitude of symptoms. The dysphoria often associated with wanting to alter one’s body and gender expression to be parallel with what is felt to be one’s gender identity. Either a trans person is born with a female mind and a male parts, or the alternate. (Phillips, 2014). The mind cannot be operated on so the only choice is to help trans-sexualism is to alter the body using surgery and other hormonal replacement therapy options so it mirrors what the mind sees.
Just like in the Social Leaning Theory where each gender is praised, or downgraded for their responses to how they represent themselves in their particular roles. For instance, when a little girl is paying mommy with her favorite dolls everyone thinks it’s adorable; but if a little boy was to play with dolls it was unusual and inappropriate behavior. The comparison between the two ( Sociobiology and Social Learning) is how we look beyond that looking glass by watching others, as well as how we apply what we’ve learned by examination; and travesty. Though, parents do play a significant role in to which we grow and to the influencing of what gender roles we’ll take on; others in our lives will contribute to which roles we continue to undertake as we continue to grow. “The researchers concluded that role model selection can have a positive or negative outcome on a teenager’s psychosocial development (Yancey et al., 2002 as cited in