Gender is put into “masculine” and “feminine” categories while sex is put into “male” and “female”categories. How do gender and sex contribute to the concepts and constructions of masculinity and femininity? Gender and sex have so much to do with masculinity and femininity. Like I said above [Gender is put into “masculine” and “feminine” categories while sex is put into “male” and “female”categories.] Males are considered masculine because they are “rough and tough” and females are considered feminine because of history and women having to act like a “proper lady”.
Suddenly Lee had a best seller. Fans wanted more but To Kill a Mockingbird was Lee’s only published novel. The last work under Lee’s name was an essay, over 20 years old now, that she read at the Alabama Heritage Festival in 1983. She has received many awards for her book. Bookstores say that High School and Middle School students account for most of the sales of the novel.
Females, on the other hand, follow their gut feelings and their “female intuition” and employ the “‘tend or befriend’” strategy. Both genders have some similarities but not so much so that we can pass off as the opposite gender. Our feeling and reactions are what makes us a male or female. Hormones such as testosterone have some affect but our emotions largely make us who we
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Women are needed in this world, and men would not be so advanced if it were not for the strong ladies to be by their side. Throughout Janie’s relationship, each man had treated her differently. As a girl maturing into a woman, she was constrained due to her hidden unhappiness with her relationships. With this being said, what defines a real man in a relationship? One that has control over everything his woman does?
That is, men and women, as well as boys and girls, are more alike than they are different” (Hyde, 2005, p. 581). To prove her hypothesis she focused on specific categories for possible similarities such as, cognitive variables, nonverbal and verbal communication, social and personality variables, psychological well-being, motor behaviors, and moral reasoning. My opinion of gender, prior to reading the article, men and women are far more different than others tend to want to believe. Women tend to be more driven by their emotions whereas men are driven more on their skills to problem solve and physical capabilities. That is not to say that there is not a sense of equality, but based on my personal observations a female has the tendency to be more capable of carrying out and following through with tasks more than a man.
The article talks about the gender role between men and women role during intimacy and how affectionate they can become. Some men loves attention and so does women too. On the other hand, although they both love this attention, they need to give each other breathing space so that they can bond deeper with each other to not finding flaws of a relationship. Being an attentive person and to someone needs at all time will be required, if it persist. But, what will happen when one day that attention cannot be given because one decide to do something differently, then the other person will feel like they are not being loved or wanted anymore.
The theory I chose to research is known as the Genderlect Theory, invented by Debrah Tannen. This theory focuses on the differences in the ways men and women speak. Communication between genders happens everyday and with this theory genders will be able to understand why men and women speak differently which is vital in the everyday life (Stikpala, 2). It is essential for men and women to communicate effectively. The Genderlect Theory serves a great example of the communication used in the 1989 movie, When Harry Met Sally.
It is also important to discuss your aspirations and goals with your partner, because it helps them to understand what you want out of life. When it comes to developing and ensuring one’s goals and aspirations, men are more affirmative; whereas women are more verbal in exerting their ideas and plans. However, Schoenberg makes it clear that being affirmative can come in the form of affection, and women a more affectionate then men, so just because women are more verbal then men, that does not mean that they cannot be affirmative (Schoenberg, 2011). Some of the generalizations made in the article, are very accurate when applied to my life, but the majority of them differentiate such as the gender differences. I have always been very vocal on what I want my life to consist of, but I also am very persistent in making sure that I carry out what I set out to do.
Traditionally, the female stereotypic role is to marry and have children. She is also to put her family's welfare before her own; be loving, compassionate, caring, nurturing, and sympathetic; and find time to be sexy and feel beautiful. The male stereotypic role is to be the financial provider. He is also to be assertive, competitive, independent, courageous, and career‐focused; hold his emotions in check; and always initiate sex. These sorts of stereotypes can prove harmful; they can stifle individual expression and creativity, as well as hinder personal and professional growth.