Sandra Lipsitz Bem's The Lenses Of Gender

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Reading 1 of The Lenses of Gender by Sandra Lipsitz Bem focused primarily on how society has viewed men and women through looking at the history of religion, theories, philosophies, and law. Bem uses her research to teach readers of the main differences that have historically set men and women apart from one another in the areas of male superiority, biological differences between the male and female bodies, and the roles that the sexes have maintained in cultures. What I found most significant was the general belief throughout all areas of historical research that Bem presented, that men are the “standard” for humans, and women’s ability to be pregnant and have children is extra, or “other” than the standard. Not only did the mentioned cultures
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