Self-concepts are an individual 's perception of their own actions, potential, and distinctive characteristics. These self-concepts give the individual an essential motive for behavior. Furthermore, the theory states that people and groups are influenced by cultural and social processes. Therefore, social structure is worked out through social interaction. This paper aims to analyze symbolic interaction theory, discuss its history, criticisms, as well as emphasizing the current social condition of gender inequality which relates to it.
In 1990, Tannen described the difference in men and women´s style of communication and named it Genderlect Theory. The main purpose of the theory was to recognize the linguistic and cultural differences between genders. Furthermore, it categorizes the genders language into two different types of dialects (genderlects); the power, instrumented, assertive speech men use and the women´s politer, relational, empathetic speech variation. Children, on the other hand, have an innate ability to adapt to their gendering society and acquire gender-specific speech registers. Like adults, they too position themselves within their social group with their
A last misconception is how people believe that a woman cannot be single if they have children. This is stated because civilization thinks a child need both a mother and a father to grow up well. Yes, maybe a child will have a great life with both parents, but even if the child only has one parent, they can still have an amazing life. A majority of people think that if a child only has a mother they may not grow up equally balanced and may turn into a bad kid. For example, if a male does not have a father to discipline him, he may turn into a kid that fights at school, because he does not have that discipline that he would get from a father.
Kids that lives without their fathers have negative impacts in their social life , get depressed and do wrong acts because there’s one parent only that support kids and it has w negative effect for children related to how to communicate with other people. fathers are vital in the kids life and encourage his child to try new things and provide them with something different than mothers do. It doesn’t mean that moms can’t encourage their children to try new things, but it means that dads can’t get scared quickly and can do it more. Sometimes fathers can have more influence on their kids. People reach equality when there’s a father’s day that is celebrated as mother’s day.
aside from child rearing. And eventually that assumption that men are dominant over women is not always true because women can somehow do better as compared to men. The fine line that separates men and women should be dissolved for it is this line that inhibits the growth of the society. If one wants the society to progress, he must realize the purpose of women or the things they can do for the society that are usually underappreciated due to gender roles and stereotypes. In Parsons and Bales (1955) classic formulation of role differentiation, the male’s role is “instrumental”, responsible for the family’s relationships with the outside world, primarily through his job.
Because women are weaker than men, since history, men have gotten more respect and opportunities than women. In my point of view, even though disparity and equality in gender happen everywhere in the world, western countries are still better than eastern countries. In western countries women still have more recognition, opportunity and freedom than women in eastern countries. For example, in western countries, married women can go to work after marriage, the husband will help the wife with some household chores. In some eastern countries, after marriage women must stay home after marriage and take care of the house and kids, while men will be the one who work outside.
A sociological perspective of gender must first be discussed in order to best comprehend how gender can be constructed. Sociologists consider gender as a social construct, and is formed through the process of gender socialisation. Gender socialisation, as defined by McLennan, McManus and Spoonley (2010: 106), is the “process by which we learn to take up the social approved characteristics of the gender we were assigned at birth.” Through social interactions with family, friends, and the wider society, one will what society deems the most appropriate way to act for ones assigned gender. Furthermore, it is argued by Harold Garfinkel (1967 cited in McLennan et al. : 107), that gender is something we actively construct and therefore something we
As we grow, we learn how to behave and act from those around us. Gender roles are based on norms and standards, which is created by the society. Cultures determines gender roles and what masculine and feminine is. Every culture has gender roles and they all have expectations for how women and men, should dress, behave, and look (Collins, 2014). Males are expected to be strong or masculine, confident and competitive; where females are expected to be more sensitive, supportive and submissive.
This struggle makes it difficult to build meaningful relationships, for not only does this tarnish understanding of the opposite spectrum but tarnishes a sense for what is self. It is impossible to form real relationships if they are built on falsehoods. Relationships that are affected include: workforce, family, friendships, professional, all forms of network, but most notably, with one's self. It is this desensitization toward the opposite sex, ultimately a notion that there is an opposite sex that one must forgo from their being, that causes gender to prevail. Gender relies on segregation in the form of its categories, but these lead to becoming half a person that cannot understand their other half.
Doing gender is the idea whereby gender isn’t a biological feature but rather a social construct that has been built into our natural mindsets; and is conveyed in everyday social interactions. Examples of facilitating the concept of “doing gender” include Public toilets, organized sport and the division of labour in the work place. Another way of defining the concept of ‘doing gender’ is to describe it as the “development of ‘gender identity’” (1). This is the process in which one feels as though they fit into a specified gender class. This review will discuss and investigate the depths of gender and bring to light how much more complex this concept of “doing gender” is compared to previous knowledge.