Gender is a very strange topic in today's society. Many people don't know what to do with people who are transvestites or transsexuals and they often times hate them because they are different. People always think that there can only be two types of gender: masculine and feminine. People also feel that these genders most always correspond to a person's sex. So if the person is a male, then most people wouldn't accept that person into society if they acted feminine.
People often connect it with the stereotype of angry, man hating lesbians that do not shave. A lot of people also do not see the purpose of feminism, since they do believe that all genders are treated equally due to their own privilege like explained before. However, there is also a group of people believing that female feminists want to turn the current situation around and want to be treated better than men and want to be the privileged ones. Yet, with that accusation men actually admit that they are privileged and that all genders are not treated
Many people would agree that men and women are complete opposites. Our physical appearances, actions, and behavioral patterns are frequently contrasted by researchers and the general population. However, with modern day feminism, and what some would call, a gender revolution, it can be difficult these days to hastily stamp labels and categorize men and women. On the other hand, it would be incorrect to deny the fact that there are a few conspicuous behavioral patterns which are known to appear within certain sexes, many believe that this is the reason why men and women tend to miscommunicate and have issues with the opposite sex. Regardless of sex or gender identity, no two humans think the same or behave the same; This is what makes each human being unique.
Especially in today's society, both men and women are restricted in terms of their gender and how they can act physically, mentally, and emotionally without being judged or ridiculed. So, to me, that raises the question, are men more restricted than women? In some ways I believe that they are. However, I believe there are ways women are restricted just as much as men. In terms of expressing emotions for example, men are very restricted.
It shows that we consider transgenders as less human because of their gender identity. Its proof that we consider them outcasts and we don’t welcoe them as part of our society. It is hateful and unacceptable. Everyone should have the right to be a man or woman- to have their gender properly recognized. No matter how ‘unconventional’ or ‘contradictory’.
It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who's confronted with it.
This social struggle for power forces the majority of individuals into male-female based relationships because most women are unable to overcome the oppressive cycle society has led them into. Whereas heterosexual relationships are made up of the male (the oppressor) and the female (the victim who is unable to fight against the oppressor), homosexual relationships involve two or more individuals that have been freed from their oppressor-oppressed roles. Gender is a socially constructed phenomenon, and how acceptable one’s relationship is determined by society’s view of gender roles. Because the majority of the population is characterized as heterosexual, those who deviate from that path are ... ... middle of paper ... ... Blackledge, Catherine. "The Function of the Orgasm."
In Kane’s chapter femininity was more often suppressed and perceived as a bad thing. To be emotional and cry for heterosexual fathers was unacceptable along with not playing with certain toys that w... ... middle of paper ... ...inst societies norms. Since the beginning of time and even now, men are more valued than women and people especially men are resistant to change that. I think it is a problem because it doesn’t allow women the same opportunities to be able to excel in this world. I think everyone in this world should be treated equally and allowed the same opportunities no matter if they are male or female.
Everyone is capable of wanting equality for all people. Women are not the only people to strive for gender equality for woman. Many men want to see all people treated equally but do not feel confident enough to talk about it. Many women who call themselves feminists tend to blame men for the position woman are in today, excluding them, and essentially doing nothing to help us as a society progress to equality. This only feeds into the well known stereotype of feminism.
In fact out of many social groups like Muslims, blacks, and immigrants or foreign workers the highest social intolerance was towards gay people and astonishing 38% (thesocietypages.org). Gays and lesbians are also not allowed to serve in the army or as a policeman or woman in places like Jordan Poland Turkey United Arab and even in United States. Lesbians and gays are just like anyone else they just a different sexual preferences when it comes to their personal life. Even so, many people many countries don't give them certain rights, that a straight person would have. There are 71 countries limit the rights of gays and lesbians.