Gender And Masculinity

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Gender is the biological and physical traits that are associated with one’s sex. A male has a penis and a female has a vagina. The meaning of masculine is “how manly you are.” To determine this, it goes back to gender roles, a male with a deeper voice correlates with higher masculinity. Hair on your chest and face are also ways that determine your level of masculinity. Blue is a color that symbolizes a male, an example would be a gender reveal party, blue equals boy. Boys are seen to be rougher than girls and should be playing sports like football or basketball because it is more “manly.” Feminine is “how girly you are.” To determine this, gender roles play a significant part. Females who are soft spoken and have a higher voice correlates with…show more content…
We have been programed to assume that males should act one way and females should act one way. When these genders act a way that is out of society’s lines, then it is looked down upon and considered a sanction. Less people felt comfortable to come out into the LGBT community so, it was less understood. Now in today’s society, more people are comfortable coming out, and we are becoming more understanding and breaking down the walls of the definition that confines gender to act a certain way. I agree with this because who are we to limit someone to act a way that they believe they were born…show more content…
“For millennia, men dominated women, and women had few alternatives other than to accept that dominance. As industrialization transformed the world, it brought women the ability to meet their basic survival needs without depending on a man.” In today’s society, women have become less submissive and more dominant. With all the imbalances that is happening between the two genders, women have stood up and took a stance against the imbalances, hence the feminist groups. In sum the dominance of men over women was once considered normal and in a way, it is still being enforced in today’s society. Women will work as hard as men, but will still fall short because they were born in the wrong
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