The building blocks of gender are socially constructed statuses.? (Lorber, Night To His Day: The Social Construction of Gender, Page 461) People in the United States often show much hatred towards transsexuals and transvestites because they are NOT socially accepted. ?Modern Western societies? transsexuals and transvestites are the nearest equivalent of these crossover genders, but they are not institutionalized as third genders (Bolin 1987).? (Lorber, Night To His Day: The Social Construction of Gender, Page 461) In conclusion, we must always try to understand a person?s feelings about how they wish to be a different gender
The authors argue that we can observe our eating habits in many ways such as gender roles, settlers adapting and our national pride. We can understand now that food plays an important role in structuring our society. Works Cited Carter, I. And Meynard, A. (2001) 'Tell me what you ear ...' in C. Bell (ed) Sociology of Everyday Life in New Zealand.
The treatment of the LGBT community in American Society is a social injustice. What most people think is that they just want to be able to marry one another and be happy but that’s not it. They want to be treated like humans and not some weird creatures that no one has ever seen before. They want to be accepted for who them are and not what people want them to be and they deserve the right to be who they are just the same as any other human being. After all the discrimination they have endured they should be allowed to be who they are and be accepted as equals just like people of different skin color did in the times of segregation.
The labeling process involves two groups “the person who is labeled as deviant and the person who has the authority or the right to invoke the label” (Cuzzort and King, 2002, p. 63). Growing up in society we act on the rules that are given to us in society. Heterosexual values are to be with and love the opposite sex but because people are oppressed or homophobic we believe that anyone who does the total opposite should be considered outsiders.
Gender stereotypes have damaged communities by backing people into a corner. Both genders should be treated equally because there is something they have in common, having humanity. Gender roles have been defined and it seems almost impossible to shift the scale of the role for men and women. Men are supposed to be strong and women are supposed to be fragile. Michael Kimmel said when asking young women what they think it means to be a woman, they give him a puzzled look, and basically say whatever they wish.
I would make sure my children understand that they are perfect the way they are and that society is defined by us and that if we want, we can change the way we view things so that they are not suckered into the beliefs our culture tries to impose upon them. I think this is the most important lesson one could learn and realize that society does not have to define how they see themselves.
No I'm not talking about the inequality of people based off of race or background, the grouping of sex is the issue here. From the beginning of time till now, cultural practices have formed these boundaries. There has always been a separation of males and females and the way they are raised and taught even to what occupations they take on. Over time these became a set of gender boundaries. I believe that this behavior and way of thinking can over time have an negative impact on the way we as a society is upbringing our citizens.
Now we are seeing both boys and girls becoming abusers because they are understanding who has the power.” Times have changed and society has went from believing only women can be victims of domestic violence to all humans can be a victim to abuse. “Men can be victims too. I think we sometimes over look it and forget about it,” said Peterson. “We have to remember that their are same sex relationships. We don’t want to forget about the LGBT either and as much as it is difficult for men to get assistance when they are in a abusive relationship (and it is difficult) for transgender people it’s almost nearly
Stephanie Clark February 19, 2014 Reflection Paper 1 I do believe there is a major difference in the way boys and girls express emotion. When it comes to showing emotion if a boy shows any he would be consider wimpy by society. Boys that want to show their emotions will more than likely not do so because they are afraid of what society will think of them. According to the text men are defined by their activities, accomplishments and position while women are defined by appearance or by relationship with others (Wood, p. 119). Gender roles are automatically assigned to us from society and it’s based on the activities we do, how we speak, how we act and etc.
Society assumes certain behaviors and roles for people belonging to different genders and class statuses. Allison's sexuality affects the relationship between her and her family. As a lesbian, she hides herself, but she also does the same because of her class difference. Paul is similar to her with his own struggle of belonging to a place he feels fits him the best. Society's expectations made Allison and Paul pull away from others and themselves.