Hb2 Week 2 Gender Research Paper

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For this interview I decided to pick the topic of gender. I asked five people five questions about their thoughts on gendered, transgender, and North Carolina’s HB2 bill. The HB2 bill is the house bill that depicts which bathroom a person could legally enter. Here is a summary of these responses. Summary: I choose five people out of my group of family and friends, and their answers to the question were quite interesting. The first question was; how do you define gender? The reason I asked this question is because most people seem to have a misconception about what gender is. According to the world health organization gender “refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women” (Gender). While sex “refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women” (Gender). As I suspected every person that I interviewed defined gender as the definition of sex. The second question was; do you believe in the idea of someone being transgendered? I asked this question to see, based on the definition they gave, why they believed or did not believe in it. It was interesting because, despite every defining gender as sex, two out of the five people said that they did in fact believe in the idea of being transgendered. Three out of five, on the other hand disagreed with the idea. When asked why, the first group …show more content…

I felt that this subject really aligned with this class because it deals with gender, social roles, and the way people think about these social roles. The topic of social roles is something we have discussed a lot in this class so far, and this HB2 thing being very recent and controversial I thought it would be a great idea to find out what others thought about it for this survey. Social roles and the way others in society see them is a big part of

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