Gender Identity is a strong topic that many discuss in day to day living. It’s important to understand that gender identity has three different terms, according to Dictionary.com. A lot of people have many different opinions about gender identity. You’re probably thinking There is only two genders in this world male and female. I too, believe that there are only two genders in this world and that people are born straight.
The infant is unaware of its gender and possesses no knowledge of the expectations it is to meet in the upcoming years. Eckert and McConnell-Ginnet outline this statement, “In the beginning, adults will do the child’s gender work, treating it as a boy or girl, and interpreting its every move as that of a boy or girl. Then over the years the child will learn to take over its part of the process” (Eckert & McConnell-Ginet par 3). Adding to this argument, I would point out that while it does impose on the inborn traits Stallbaumer and unique characteristics of each child, parental direction is a necessary contribution to a child’s life. It is important for children to have a sense of guidance as they grow.
Playing with a doll is simply following what he has seen his father do. Taking away the doll is taking away that child’s future as a nurturing father (Gioia, 2010). Many men feel that their male child playing with a doll is not teaching him to be tough and will negatively impact their future, when in fact the boy will learn how to care and use their imagination by playing with dolls (Epand). Females are often praised when they are gentle and nurturing, while boys are not- causing boys to r... ... middle of paper ... ...dering-toys-is-good-for-nobody/ Troxell, J. (2008).
Butler explains that “We act as if that being of a man or that being of a women is actually an interna... ... middle of paper ... ... be cisgender and identity with their sex others may not. Gender neutrality is a way to give children their agency back. I am not advocating that no one should have a gender but what I found is that there is so much we decide for an infant based on what’s between there legs from the start. Using the theory of performativity we can understand why this is a problem. The repeated performance of gender allows the sexed body to be understood within the framework of gendered expectations, while simultaneously creating the notion that sex is the basis for gender, and that our differently shaped bodies inevitably lead us to perform particular expressions of femininity or masculinity.
It feels like that’s all there is and there isn’t anymore. You’re either a boy or a girl and that’s how your parents raised you. The gender role as a male or female is just the “natural” way of doing things. If anyone diverges from their assigned role, it is considered unnatural and even immoral by many. I agree with Devor’s opinion that gender roles are taught at such an early age before the child can even realize that they don’t have to follow these societal norms.
Again, Willy believes in appearance over being smart and doing the work. At one point he even goes along with making fun of Biff’s math teacher. Stealing and cheating shouldn’t be something accepted by your parents. Although Miller doesn’t make Willy’s absent father a big theme in the play, it is definitely something to look at when thinking about why Willy is the way that he is. If Willy Loman only got to know his father and see how a father is with a child, he might have a different approach to parenting.
If progression is to be the main objective towards equality for the modern woman, it is necessary that we examine the process by which we are raising our children. In her article Pollitt expresses the notion that she believes that the "barbie doll" represents what society labels as the ideal woman, this social gender-based stereotype has an extreme influence on the way we raise our kids. The fact that we raise our little girls to play with dolls instead of toy trucks and we teach our girls home economics and our boys sports because it is what is "expected" and it is what is traditional shows that women have not yet fully broken from the bondage of gender stereotyping. The traditional belief, that men are superior to women dominates modern culture. The results that it has on the development and ultimate formation of the woman's sense of self and identity are obvious.
From this, I learned that different colors for males and females distinguish a variety of feelings. From a young age people are influenced and told about their roles of their own gender usually by one’s parents. What is a gender role you may ask? Gender roles are a set of attitudes, behaviors, and self-presentation methods ascribed to members of a certain biological sex. This includes norms for behavior, which some researchers have started to call “the rules of masculinity.” I argue that gender roles are learned mainly through social interaction rather than biological forces because gender identity is constructed through communication experienced through the media, parents, and peers at school, at work and at home.
Despite that maternity is achieved when girls become women, I feel that girls come with this beautiful sense inside their bodies. This can explain how sensible girls are with their dolls. Girls appear to be little mothers. Many times, they play with her dolls without having a teacher that teaches them how to do it. Despite that there is not a teacher teaching how to be a mother or a school to study this important aspect in the women 's lives, the girls know how to take care of their dolls like mothers take care of their babies.
Gender done,” (Lorber). This child, me, never grew out of this style of clothing and always went for the comfortable lifestyle avoiding jeans and skirts for more “boyish” graphic tees. Society may look at me and think this person is not ready to be a woman or this thing is not fit to be a man. At the end of the day the only thing I want to be is myself. “Individuals are born sexed but not gendered, and they have to be taught to be masculine or feminine,” (Lorber).