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Psychological Positions on Gender Identity - In this paper I will be examining two different psychological positions on gender identity. These positions are; binary gender identity and diverse gender identity. After I have explained both positions I will analyze the two and put forth my argument that diverse gender identity captures a more accurate depiction of gender. This psychologically charged debate over gender identity and its presence in society has taken the form of intuitions over social necessity. In where one side is arguing that traditional binary gender norms are no longer relevant in today’s world, and that binary gender norms are damaging to the cultivation of a happy and healthy society....   [tags: binary gender identity, diverse gender identity]
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Masculine and Feminine Norms and Gender Identity - Throughout today’s society, almost every aspect of someone’s day is based whether or not he or she fits into the “norm” that has been created. Specifically, masculine and feminine norms have a great impact that force people to question “am I a true man or woman?” After doing substantial research on the basis of masculine or feminine norms, it is clear that society focuses on the males being the dominant figures. If males are not fulfilling the masculine role, and females aren’t playing their role, then their gender identity becomes foggy, according to their personal judgment, as well as society’s....   [tags: Gender Identity, Scoiology, Feminism]
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What Gives One a Certain Gender Identity - Is there a true definition of gender. Yes, there are male and female. But what gives one a certain gender identity. This has always been a very controversial topic throughout time. It really started to shoot off in the 1950’s when the term “gender role” was coined by John Money.("John Money." Wikipedia). Ever since then more and more people have started to question what gender really is, what it really means.There are really only two genders and society really defines what these genders actually are....   [tags: gender role, john money, sexual identity]
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Factors That Influence Gender Identity - Identity is most simply defined as a person's own sense of self; their personal sense of who they are. Identity development is intrinsically linked with adolescence because, according to Santrock citing Marcia & Carpendale, "...for the first time, physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development advance to the point at which the individual can sort through and synthesize childhood identities and identifications to construct a viable path toward adult maturity". We often see the results of this sorting process in behaviors of adolescents such as adopting and shedding different personas including speech patterns, clothing styles and peer groups....   [tags: Identity] 767 words
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Understanding Gender Identity and Sexuality - While the terms “gender” and “sex” are often used interchangeably, the two words have significantly different definitions. One could argue that sex refers to biological essentialism and the idea that we are who we are because of our genetic material. On the other hand, gender is associated with the social constructionist theory, which argues that the way we are is dependent on our race, class, and sexuality. Because each person is different in their race, class, and sexuality, their gender becomes socially constructed....   [tags: Race, Class, Gender]
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Gender Identity Disorder - Living a life feeling out of place, with the wrong feelings, and in the wrong body, for a person with Gender Identity Disorder, this is how they feel day to day. According to the DSM-IV-TR, Gender Identity Disorder is characterized by a strong, persistent cross-gender identification, persistent discomfort with his or her sex or sense of inappropriateness in their gender role of that sex. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), children, adolescents and adults who exhibit a preoccupation with getting rid of or losing their primary and secondary sex characteristics, associated with different mannerisms and actions of the opposite sex; while holding a belief that he or she was...   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Difference between Gender Identity and Gender Role - Today in the world there have been more people interested in their sexuality and how to understand it. Many people have tried to control certain feelings and interests in their gender and human sexuality topic. Modern researchers have found different reasoning’s why an individual would want to hide who they really are or become someone else. Research dates all the way back to the Victorian period and what they thought about sex in general. American Biologist Alfred Kinsey talks about sexology because he did sex research into human sexuality in 1947....   [tags: sexuality, gender differences]
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Gender Identity - Gender Identity Gender identity is an extremely relevant topic today. Many people have their own ideas on what is right and what is wrong for each gender to act, and these people are very vocal and opinionated about their ideas. One recent controversial story about gender identity was when a couple refused to tell anybody whether their child named Storm was a boy or a girl. Their oldest child, Jazz, who was originally born male, “always gravitated to dresses, the colour pink and opted for long hair often fixed into braids” (Poisson, 2013)....   [tags: gender, children, Freud, Bem]
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Gender Identity - The development of gender awareness is fundamental for our sense of self and is also predominant in any assessment made of another person as from birth on people respond differently to males and females. Gender identity can be seen as one of the earliest social categories that children learn to apply to both themselves and other people. This is suggested in Schaffer’s (1996) definition where gender identity is the correct labelling of self and others as male or female. There are three main theories that have been explored which all suggest multiple ways in which gender awareness is developed: Bandura, Kohlburg and the Gender Scheme Theory....   [tags: Sociology, Gender Scheme Theory] 1083 words
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Message Sent To Children About Gender Identity - When discussing the meaning of gender identity, each and every person has a different view and perception. Most times, these views are instilled upon them throughout their childhood whether they are fully aware of it or not. As a result, some children feel forced to conform to the stereotypical gender roles and identities defined by society. For me, however, that was never a problem. The many experiences I faced throughout my childhood played a significant and defining role in the shaping of my gender identity....   [tags: Gender] 655 words
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Insecure Gender Identity - ... Although all four gender identity variables were correlated in some way, it was significant that high levels of between-gender identity (intergroup bias, felt pressure for gender differentiation) and low levels of within-gender identity (felt gender typicality and gender contentedness) were associated with other aggressive or insecure cognitions that contributed to abuse and harassment of gender-nonconforming peers (Pauletti et al., 2014). Lastly, the sex of the child was insignificant in regard to the tendency to treat peers negatively as well as overall aggression; typically, boys tend to support gender stereotypes more in comparison to girls, and older males are more likely to act agg...   [tags: tendency to harass gender-atypical individuals] 1103 words
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The Concept of Gender and Gender Identity - I am interested in the concept of gender and the deeper meaning of being considered a transgendered person. I feel that a lot of people do not know or care to know about these topics on a more in depth level. People who close their eyes to the idea that a person could be born with the physical aspects of a male yet have the psychological aspects of a female and vice versa, tend to be the ones who say that those people are going against nature or god. Discriminating against people on the principles that their view on the matter is right and their main source of information is the bible....   [tags: sexuality, transgenderism]
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Gender Identity in a Family - The topic of our group presentation was A Dialectical Model of Family Gender Discourse: Body, Identity, and Sexuality. The goal of our article was to propose a dialectical model representing gender discourse in families. .The focus of my research paper is also the same with a focus more on gender and identity in a family. The articles that I research comply with this topic quite well, touching especially on gender and identity in the family. I used three articles that touched on my topic; "Gender, Identity, and Language Use in Teen Blogs," by David Huffaker, and Sandra Calvat, "Sociologist looks at gender roles in evangelical families," by John Bartkowski, and "Gendered Discourse about Fam...   [tags: Identity Family ] 1586 words
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Developmente of Sexuality and Gender Identity - ... A better preliminary step would involve psychological therapy. Counseling makes everyone more comfortable and is reversible. “Do no harm” can elicit various actions from physicians depending on the circumstance. Some think it means protection against negative feelings. A doctor’s duty to reduce shame for the intersex patient falls under the umbrella of “do no harm”. Some physicians believe that protects them. However, hiding the facts will not necessarily prevent them from thinking about it....   [tags: instersex youth] 626 words
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Gender Identity Disorder and the Family - Walking down the street, Skylar seems like an ordinary man going about his daily business, but looks can be deceiving. Skylar was originally born as a female, and feeling he was supposed to be a male, started transitioning to male at the age of 16. “He’d just been burdened with a body that needed medical and surgical adjustments so that it could reflect the gender he knew himself to be,” writes Margaret Talbot (2013). Skylar’s family was very accepting, as they had already expected this from the time he was quite young....   [tags: Transsexualism]
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Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation - In today’s day in age, different sexualities and gender identities are quickly becoming more accepted in mainstream society. Despite this change, there are many people who believe that having a different sexual orientation or gender identity is a choice that is frowned upon. In order to refute this belief, research and biology of the brain is necessary. Researching the brain on the basis of sexuality is a fairly new topic of discussion because it is somewhat difficult and confusing. This paper will explore the different identities of gender, sex and sexual orientation and the main biological reasons behind these....   [tags: sexuality, biology, children, psychology]
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Children Development and Gender Identity - ... Girls usually tend to play with stuffed animals and dolls, while also playing with either 1 or 2 friends or a small group. Boys, however, tend to play with action figures and balls, while also playing in a large group. Although times are changing and there have been studies that boys and girls develop differently biologically, I firmly believe the treatment of the two genders plays a role. Children see the jobs and roles their parents take on in the household and I believe that this has a big influence on a child....   [tags: feminine or masculine, adulthood] 833 words
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Disney and Gender Identity - Disney’s Influence Society cements certain roles for children based on gender, and these roles, recognized during infancy with the assistance of consumerism, rarely allow for openness of definition. A study conducted by Witt (1997) observed that parents often expect certain behaviors based on gender as soon as twenty-four hours after the birth of a child. The gender socialization of infants appears most noticeably by the age of eighteen months, when children display sex-stereotyped toy preferences (Caldera, Huston, & O’Brian 1989)....   [tags: children, consumerism, feminine qualities]
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Gender Dysphoria Caused by Gender Identity - ... In the words of the Planned Parenthood Organization “Our gender includes a complex mix of beliefs, behaviors and characteristics”. Certain aspects of our life are determined by what someone’s particular culture designates to each gender. These aspects create what we know as gender roles. Another misconception about someone’s gender is that sexual orientation determines your gender. Sexual orientation is just about as much of the spectrum display that gender is. The most well know sexual orientations are Heterosexual, Homosexual and Bisexual; however, there are many more than just these under the surface....   [tags: orientation, roles, discrimination]
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Gender Identity and Social Structures - Gender Identity and Social Structures What is meant by identity. Firstly this essay is going to explore what is meant by identity. Identity is made up of individual characteristics by which a person is known. Internal factors such as physical appearance, personality, mental ability and sex would have an effect on a person’s identity. Then there are the external factors such as family, class, religion, culture, occupation and nationality which would influence one’s identity. Then, even beyond all these personal and social structures, societal opinions about gender, race, culture, ethnicity and nationality must have an impact on identity....   [tags: Gender Socialization Sociology Essays] 1283 words
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Gender Identity - Gender means to me the collected notions of being that is ascribed to our physical sex identity. For me, gender is closely related to the physical gender of the individual. In fact, the identity that comes from being a specific gender is one that serves to provide meaning for the individual in everyday life. Being a man means that I exist in a position of privilege and preference simply because of my gender identity and my collusion with that identity. Specifically, being a man means to me that I do not need to be afraid of walking alone at night, I should be able to open jars on my own, and that I do not need to rely on others for help in most situations....   [tags: Sociology] 1744 words
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Nature vs. Nurture in Gender Identity - ... For thirteen years, David lived as a female, but he never felt right. Although he grew up with girls clothes and played with girls toys, he always felt off. At age thirteen, he tried to commit suicide, and it wasn’t until then that he was told he was born a boy. Once he knew the truth, he went into surgery to get his proper genitalia back. So even though David Reimer was raised as a girl, treated as a girl, and was told he was a girl, you can’t change someone’s DNA. And David’s DNA had him pinned as a male....   [tags: DNA, Physiology]
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Gendered Media: The Journey to Gender Identity - In a study done by The 4Th Estate, the results showed men are quoted around five times more than women in stories regarding women (Pesta 1). With media being so male centered, it is not surprising that often women become the target of sexual objectification in all realms of media. With the concept of “Sex Sells” still holding true, many advertising outlets have continued to fund ads with sexually focused content. Whether you are listening to the radio, reading your favorite magazine, or just window shopping in the mall you are being targeted by media’s gendered advertising....   [tags: Traditional Expectation, Social Lights]
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Sugar and Spice or Snails and Puppy-dog Tails: Influences on Gender Identity in Children - The Girl Scouts of Colorado claims to be an “inclusive organization,” who welcomes all children as long as they identify as girls (“Boy Wanting to Join Girl Scouts Told ‘No’”). However, an eight year old boy from Colorado, Bobby Montoya, wished to join the Girl Scouts and was turned away because he had “boy parts” (“Boy Wanting to Join Girl Scouts Told ‘No’”). In a news report aired by 9 News of Denver, Colorado, Bobby and his mother were interviewed concerning their plight (link). For his interview, young Bobby wore his long hair braided, and was clothed in a flowing shirt, skinny jeans, and knee-high boots: attire some may consider only appropriate for girls....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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How Gender Role Impacts on Identity - When contemplating the topic of gender role and its impact on identity one cannot help but realise that these gender roles have a huge part to play on a person’s identity. As gender is a combination of male and female it gives way for a number of characteristics to accompany each sex making them different from each other. This has an important position to play on identity which Kath Woodward stated in her book “Questioning Identity: Gender, Class, Nation” where she said “Without difference there would not be such thing as identity”....   [tags: social issues, gender discrimination]
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Gender Identity Disorder - Gender, Sex, & Sexuality: Separate and NOT equal. First and foremost, a few key terms to keep in mind while reading this paper. "Sex”: refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.[1] “Gender”: refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.[2] “Gender identity“: an individual's self-conception as being male or female, as distinguished from actual biological sex.[3] With so many different terms, it is hard to keep up with the language and understanding of the complex idea of Gender Identity Disorder....   [tags: Gender Sex Sexuality]
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Gender Roles, Commodification and Advertisements - Advertising has a great deal to say about gender identity. Ads use visual images of men and women to grab our attention and persuade. They are really projecting gender display the ways in which we think men and women behave not the ways they actually do behave (Goffman, Erving.Gender Advertisements) Advertisements are apparently vested with only one basic interest: to sell and to sell more. What they sell is not the commodity per se; rather they sell hope, anxiety and imagination. While goods are manufactured in factories, the strategies to market them are cooked up in the ad rooms....   [tags: advertising, gender identity, marketing]
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Teaching our Teachers About Sexual Stereotyping and Gender Identity Disorder - School a place where children go to learn, develop, mold, and grown into who they will become later on in life. A place that is both safe and scary for most children throughout their adolescents. As teacher and faculty try to steer their students towards bright futures and better choices, children just try to fit in. However, for some students the blissfulness of blending in will never come. They are faced with an internal struggle over their emotions and relatability, or lack thereof, to those of the same gender....   [tags: Schools, Education, Gender, Disorder]
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Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment: Analysis of a Policy Issue - 1. Introduction Sexuality and gender identity issues have had a long history in the fields of mental health and public policy. There has been much debate surrounding the inclusion of issues related to gender and sexual identity in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual since its initial stages of development (Drescher, 2010). Debates in this field of interest have been fragmented between several stakeholders (Ehrbar, 2010). This fragmentation has created complications in the process of developing United States policies that are inclusive of individuals with gender identities that do not match the gender to which they were assigned at birth....   [tags: gender identity, mental health, sexuality]
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Identity and Gender - The word identity has become the most discussed idea in our society. It is described mostly, to be a word that stands for who we are. Therefore, because of who we are, identity has come to be a word that we use to claim and understand people’s actions in our society. So in this paper I will be analysing how social practices surrounding identity relates to gender in social, personal levels, through the work of three authors; by Ian Hacking on “kind making”, Margaret Somers on “Narrative construction of identity” and finally, Frederick Cooper and Rogers Brubaker on “beyond identity” ....   [tags: Society, Personal Level]
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Gender and Individual Identity - ... Education: 15. Print. Catherine Armitage uses the expert and academic opinion of Cordelia Fine to disprove the male-favoured findings of certain gender studies, which are scientifically insignificant. Armitage’s critical exploration of the male-majority groups (“popular science journals”) and Simon Baron-Cohen who endorse and conduct these experiments reveal the sexist agendas to elevate men’s intelligence above women’s, or as Cordelia Fine phrases it “to make the status quo seem fair...natural”....   [tags: male authority, female opportunity restriction] 580 words
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Gender Identity without Gender Prescriptions - The feminist philosopher Susan Bordo suggests that the dilemma of twentieth-century feminism is the tension between a gender identity that both mobilizes a liberatory politics on behalf of women and that results in gender prescriptions which excludes many women. This tension seems especially acute in feminist debates about essentialism/deconstructionism. Concentrating on the shared sex of women may run the risk of embracing an essentialism that ignores the differences among women, whereas emphasizing the constructed natures of sex and gender categories seems to threaten the very project of a feminist politics....   [tags: Philosophy Feminist Papers]
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Differences in Gender Identity of Children with Same Sex Parents - Although sixteen states have legalized same-sex marriage, the idea of same-sex parenting remains a controversial topic in America. As American families continue to vary from the traditional heterosexual husband and wife headed families, developmental differences among the children reared by two lesbians or two gay men pique the interest of both the public and developmental psychologists. Perhaps children raised by two mothers or two fathers will exhibit much different gender role behaviors and identify differently with their gender than children reared by heterosexual parents....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Homo Sexual Parents]
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Gender Identity Protection: Helpful or Hurtful to All? - ... You may see a strong frame body of a male, however if you look closer and listen you may see this person wearing make-up, wearing women’s clothing and speaking in a higher tone. I would dare say that a person looking like that would go very far in any application process. Issues that would arise in colleges would be challenges in academic achievement since girls learn different than boys as well as personal relationships in the classroom and faculty. However, there are people who have problems adjusting to seeing a transgender person up close and personal without some apprehension....   [tags: law, sex change] 515 words
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Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity in the Public Sector - Transgender individuals are disproportionately affected by discrimination in the workplace. In 2011, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality released the report “Injustice at Every Turn,” which details the discrimination faced by transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The report revealed that across all employment sectors 90% of respondents reported experiencing harassment or mistreatment on the job or took actions to avoid it, and 47% experienced some sort of adverse job outcome (did not get a job, were denied a promotion, or were fired), 26% of which lost a job due to being transgender (Grant et al....   [tags: Discrimination, Work, Transgender]
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Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and The Social Pressures of Adolescents - Although we live in modern times, stigmas regarding gender identity cease to exist. These biases are prevalent within various cultures. Male and female adolescents are stifled from expressing themselves based on how they personally relate to their own femininity or masculinity and sex roles. The cause of this constriction of emotions is due in large part to these young people being coerced into obeying the rules of society. In addition, societal constructions seem to totally disregard the physiological and biological aspects of adolescent puberty....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Continuous Male Make-up and Gender Identity - ... Membership Categorisation Analysis, a method for examining how people go about categorizing and negotiating social identities, was used to analyze the contents of the seven comments in order to engage with men’s own accounts for their use of cosmetics. The analysis of the results indicates that conventional masculinities are not in decline, but are merely being reworked and repackaged in a more image-conscious consumer-oriented society. And when the responders endorse or reference cosmetic use they invariably attempt to inoculate themselves against potential changes of being “gay” or feminine....   [tags: consumers, products, cosmetics, culture] 2452 words
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My Personal Experience with Gender Identity Disorder - I am an eighteen year old girl and for as long as I can remember; being female didn’t seem right to me. I felt like I was trapped in a body that wasn’t mine and I still feel that way today. The gender I identify with is the opposite of what people perceive me to be. It is like someone played a nasty trick on me and now I am forced to be something I am not. When I was little I hated getting dressed up for holidays, parties, or any other kind of occasion. My mom would buy me these dresses and insist that I wore them....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 614 words
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Genderless Identity Does More Harm than Good - When I finished reading the story of little Storm, in that instant, I felt deeply sorry for Storm, a child who would have grown up normally like everyone else around him/her, everyone else except for his/her two brothers. However, a decision was made by Storm’s parents to break the convention of identifying children by gender, and as a result the chance for Storm to be raised like others. Storm’s parents, Witterick and Stocker are indeed doing something wrong. Their extreme and unusual parenting decision would make Storm a lifelong victim of prejudice....   [tags: gender identity, nature, nurture, Storm] 1130 words
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Gender Identity Disorder (GID) - (e-mail me and let me know if you use this and how it does) Gender Identity Disorder (GID) As early as the age of four (Vitale, 1996), some children begin to realize that the gender their body tells them they are, and the gender their mind tells them they are don't correspond. The sense of gender and the anatomical sex of a person mature at different times and different regions of the body (Vitale, 1997b). Sometimes the gendermap, the template within the mind of a person that codes for masculinity, femininity and androgyny doesn’t coincide with the body of the individual (Vitale, 1997a)....   [tags: essays research papers] 995 words
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Gender Identity - Gender Identity After reading through my gender log, during the past few weeks, I observed that many people are "trained" to determine their gender by their biological sex. Some of the people that I have observed and written about would probably never have doubted their sexual orientation. Others have definitely examined their sexuality. Whether this sexuality is male or female is entirely up to them. This is their true sexual identity. Still others that I noticed have actually convinced themselves, whether it is true or false that their biological gender is not, their true gender....   [tags: Papers] 949 words
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Gender Identity Conflict - In the story "X: A Fabulous Child’s Story," a child is raised as an X. An X is a child who is assigned to a neutral gender by its parents and scientists. The parents of X raise the child to both girl and boy standards. This, however, is just a story. Raising a child with an assigned gender is impossible. Many factors go into the development of gender and gender identity. Theorists state that the issue of gender identity is based on the society where the child grows. Others believe that gender identity is based on the physical traits of the individual....   [tags: essays research papers] 858 words
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Examining the Teacher's Perception Towards Gender Nonconforming Students - Introduction In our world today, various groups of people experience discrimination due to their race, religion, or gender. Dealing with such discrimination on a daily basis is a hurdle that can make the easy become difficult and the simple become increasingly complex. People in minority groups can experience discrimination to the extent where others’ negative actions toward them can cause them serious and lasting psychological and physical damage. The experience of discrimination and bias in any form can make school extremely difficult for students (Amoroso, Loyd & Hoobler, 2009; Asher, 2007; Steffens, Jelenec & Noack, 2010)....   [tags: homosexuality, gender identity, discrimination]
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All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare - In William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, performance is closely intertwined with gender and identity. Because the traditional fairy-tale structure is inverted in the play, Bertram, the son of the late Count of Roussillon, is made to portray the traditionally female role, while Helen aptly performs that of the male. Bertram’s masculinity is collateral in Shakespeare’s reversal, as he is barred from asserting his own patriarchal power, and is thus left to attempt to form an identity through defiance....   [tags: gender, identity]
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Gender Roles and Identity - Both Phillip Ross' novel As For Me and My House and Sharron Pollock's "Blood Relations" address the ideological gender roles Mrs. Bentley and Miss Lizzie are up against and how they resist and comply to them. Miss Lizzie refuses for as long as she needs to because carrying out a facade of female compliance allows for a bit of rebellion and Mrs. Bentley's marriage to Phillip, who is not entirely playing his role, allows for a small amount of freedom to arrange things closer to her own desires. In this essay I will focus on the relationships the main characters of "Blood Relations" and As For Me and My House have with other characters....   [tags: As For Me and My House, Blood Relations]
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Sexual Identity and Gender Role Stereotyping - I chose to do a sermon around the theme of Family Values and Sexuality and realized this was too broad an area, I needed to narrow down the overall topic choice. My original premise was to tie in family values and biblical teachings when a member of a family identifies as homosexual. I also took into consideration the next topic I planned to preach on-Violence, either violence against women or violence based on a person’s perceived sexuality. I saw overlap between the two topics so I put the idea aside for a day to re-think a plan of action....   [tags: homosexuality within religious beliefs, bullying]
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The Effects of Gender Roles and Gender Identity on Behaviour - The Effects of Gender Roles and Gender Identity on Behaviour Gender is a psychological term, which refers to our awareness and reaction to biological sex. It is also a fundamental part of our learning concept. Gender is influenced by many things, which include: Biological Influences ===================== Such as, Genetics, Estrogens and Androgens. Social Influences ================= Such as, Identification theory, which is: 1. Sexual attraction to the opposite sex 2....   [tags: Papers] 1551 words
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Identity, Society, and Gender Inequality of Women in North West India - Gender inequality refers to biased and unfair treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. Gender inequality is one of the major problems faced by the human society. Our society bestowed different roles on men and women respectively. It’s a hard reality that women have been ill-treated in every society for ages in India. A woman is considered as inferior to man in our society. In patriarchal society the wives are expected to be modest, meek and dutiful to their husbands and other members of families....   [tags: punjab, gender inequality, discrimination]
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Intervening Surgical Intervention - Between the Sexes is a compelling narrative. Through several anecdotes, it illustrates the devastating psychological implications of early surgical intervention on intersexuals. According to the article, the surgery robs individuals of their sexual gratification, their gender identity, and their innocence. It's argument is noble, yet flawed. Authors Christine Gorman and Wendy Cole spin several sad yarns of intersexed people who are upset with handling of their gender assignment. They tell horror stories of people kept in the dark about their intersex, about a child forced to stop acting like a boy and become a girl, a teen who was raised to be a girl, but developed into a male....   [tags: Gender Identity]
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The Importance of Biological Factors in the Development of Gender Identity - The Importance of Biological Factors in the Development of Gender Identity The biosocial theory suggests that gender identity develops as a result of the obvious biological differences between boys and girls and the hormonal differences between the sexes which can be observed in the foetus from about six weeks (Durkin, 1995). Supporting evidence has been found through animal studies, such as that by Young, Goy and Phoenix (1964) who gave testosterone to pregnant monkeys and found that any female offspring were prone to be unusually aggressive....   [tags: Papers] 757 words
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Identity in the Workplace Creates Gender Inequality - ... 8). This study will aid in the social context of gender inequality by utilizing the approach of personal judgment to address the hypothesis that gender inequality and the individuals themselves were the cause of women’s rugby stereotypes. Background In both past and present societal times, there are larger social issues that revolve around the topic of gender and sex. More specifically the relationship between gender, the social distinctions between masculinity and femininity (from textbook), and the inequalities that stem from these distinctions....   [tags: communication, stereotypes, sports] 785 words
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Male, Female, or Both, and the Reasons Why - Are you a man trapped inside a woman’s body. Are you a woman trapped inside a man’s body. Go ahead and laugh at my questions, when really you are the one that should be laughed at. Many people struggle with gender identity every single day of their lives. Gender identity is a complex concept that has been studied for years by scientists, and psychologists who are trying to decipher what causes a person to identify themselves as having a masculine or a feminine identity. Some people who are born into a sex can feel that they should not have been born into this sex....   [tags: sexual orientation, gender identity]
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Images and Portrayals of Women in Media Today - Women of all ages, races, and backgrounds struggle with personal identity. Whether expected in their activities, actions, or attitudes, it is evident that many women have a negative self-perception. They often subject themselves to harmful situations and unhealthy lifestyles to feel accepted, as they crave approval from others. The leading contributor of these issues women face to adapt to society’s type and standards of beauty are the constant images and portrayals of women in media today. Identity refers to sameness, which makes an entity definable and recognizable....   [tags: gender identity, glamour] 1072 words
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The Taming of the Shrew and Henry V by Shakespeare - Upon reading Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Henry V, I have noticed that the issue of gender ideology and identity has been an intriguing study in both Shakespearean comedies and histories. These traditional Western views have, in a sense deemed which roles are appropriate and socially acceptable, in regards to both males and females. This practice of ‘social typecasting’ has given men and women certain socially acceptable characteristics, which has influenced how they should think and act....   [tags: gender identity] 2326 words
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The Feminist Movement - In the ideals of second wave feminism authors, Gloria Anzaldúa, Angela Davis, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Bonnie Morris, redefined the purpose of feminism by advocating for the inextricable nature of gender, sexuality, and sexual identity. Another author that would coincide with this group would be Alice Walker. Walker like many of these authors emphasized the importance of including the whole being of an individual rather than allowing gender to be the sole factor in defining feminism. Alice Walker has exhibited her passion for the new elements of feminism through her life, works of literature, and through the history that she has created with her popular works in literature....   [tags: gender, sexuality, and sexual identity]
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Depictions and Contrasts of Empowerment and Heritage in Alice Walker's Every Day Use - Through the beginning of the 20th century, there was a large cultural uprising and revolution in the way of racial identity and cultural reclamation, of heritage and rejection of oppression. The shift in gears was prominent, and soon all manner of people began to turn themselves over to the resolution; inspired poets, artists, songwriters and even those in the rabble between began to change their names to re-identify with their culture, their heritage (in their own eyes and minds.) It was refereed to as a second renaissance of Black Culture, and in this renaissance there was a reinvention of literature....   [tags: racial identity, gender, oppression]
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Happiness: A Review and Critical Evaluation of Culture and Well-Being - Ethnic Identity and Well-Being Summary. The purpose of this research is to attain a better understanding of the potentially protective effects of ethnic identity by observing the daily stressful demands of Chinese and Mexican adolescents through a daily diary study (Kiang, Yip, Gonzales-Backen, Witkow, &Fuligni, 2006). The researchers hypothesize that ethnic identity will protect against the negative effect of normative stressors (Kiang et al., 2006). Happiness was measured by factors that maximize quality of life and minimize anxiety through the analysis of ethnic regard, ethnic centrality and the interaction of the two and their affect on well-being (Kiang et al., 2006)....   [tags: Social Issues, Ethnic Identity, Gender] 2381 words
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Gender Acquisition in Early Childhood - ... There are different environmental factors that affect gender development. Social, cognitive, and cultural influences have a strong role in an individual’s gender acquisition by providing the norms for children. Social Learning Theory The social learning approach suggests that children acquire their gender identity through observations of their environment. A study on preschool children’s attitudes about deviating from gender-role behaviors displayed that children’s knowledge about gender increased between the ages of 3 to 7....   [tags: fertilization, identity, sperm]
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