How Does Gender Influence Gender

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In any societies, there is the stratification by sex, that is, they differentiate whether somebody is a female or a male. Sex is the biological aspect of someone, whether that person was born as a boy or a girl. It depends on the reproductive system. If we consider the biological explanation, then it would be the xx chromosome or xy chromosome, whereas gender is the fashion where society highlights the sexual differences amongst men and women.

From the moment we are born, our lives are shaped by our biological identity that is sex, which later on, is influenced by an unlimited number of social, cultural, environment and psychological forces. Even when we reach adulthood, these forces are still prevalent. Very often without awareness, the behaviours have been strongly influenced by gender role expectations of a culture. By
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Social roles involving work, other activities and interactions, responsibilities in production and reproduction, expectation of behaviour, even dress and manner of speech, all become gender-types in the gender roles construction. As with other features of culture, the various aspects of gender are interrelated, woven into the building up of society, affected by all other aspects of human behaviour and interaction. Moreover, this set of interrelated features vary from one society to the next which means gender is culturally based, elaborate, and integrated with all other features of society. Another important point is that socialisation in these gender roles are so pervasive that the situation may indeed be nearly hopeless in terms of any real change from a critical perspective. Even when parents have reached a point of consciousness where they attempt to avoid gender-typed toys, it is often the children themselves who want such

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