Gender Social Construction

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1. Introduction

Constructionists view facts and reality as formed by the mind. They see knowledge not as created but constructed by society. Knowledge is brought about through the contact of people with the social world. All recurring actions becomes a pattern, which can be reproduced without much effort. In time this recurring actions forms a general store of data, which is constantly reaffirmed in the persons interacting with others.

2. Money as an example of a general accepted social constructed thing in everyday life.
Money is one of our everyday social constructed things. We all choose to believe that pieces of paper have value and can be used to purchase real things in the world. We trust that when we exchange something for those
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Gender as a social construction
Gender is never as good descriptor of an person, but a person is always part of a gender group. By acting out gender we reinforce the idea that there are only two mutually exclusive categories of gender. The idea that men and women are different is what makes men and women act differently.

4. Gender characteristics
Sex is considered to be a born status, while gender is an achieved status. Gender characteristics refers to societies expectations about how we should think and act as girls and boys. Gender roles vary greatly from one social class to another and is formed form an early age from their parents and family, their beliefs and their culture, as well s the outside world. As children grow they adopt behaviors that are rewarded by love and admired. Behavior that is ridiculed, humiliated and punished are stopped or hided. Usually this happens early in life, and by the age of 3, children have learned to prefer toys and clothes that are chosen for them by
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1. Introduction
Racism is a malicious, all-encompassing and constant social problem. As a complex social issue, multiple perspectives have been advanced to understand and theorize racism, ranging from accounts that locate the causes within the psychology of the individual to those that emphasize the political and structural determinants of intergroup hostility.
There has been a tendency within psychology to use the terms prejudice and racism interchangeably. Prejudice is typically regarded as an individual occurrence, whereas racism is a broader concept that links a person’s viewpoint and actions to broader communal and institutional norms and practices that steadily disadvantage specific groups.
A person can display prejudice, but this in itself does not inevitably represent racism. Innermost to racism is the capacity of influential groups to systematically exercise power over out-groups. The power one group has over another transforms prejudice into racism and links individual prejudice with broader social practices (Jones, 1997).
A believe in biological hierarchy between different social groups perceived of racial differences is what racism essentially
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