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”.
The women’s movement and the consequent development of feminist ideas in the 1960s and 1970s influenced the question of gender and began emphasise the importance of gender as a concept of its own. (Howson, 2013, 51). To understand the differences between male and female, it is important to formulate a basic distinction between gender and sex. The key distinctions to note are based around biology and social arrangements. Oakley (1972, cited in Howson, 2013) refers to gender as the ‘psychological, social and representational differences between men and women, which are socially determined and culturally variable’.
Ibsen shows in the play that Hedda wants to be the powerful person in the family and lead a man’s life of power. Ibsen deals with the issue that women have very little freedom in this time and demonstrates how Hedda would like to have power and some freedom like men do. This is shown continually in a variety of ways. The first is how Hedda talks about, but with circumlocution, about sex and intimate ideas that were not to be talked about openly on a stage. This is shown when Hedda and Judge Brack talk in the living room about how Judge Brack could have turned up earlier but he would have found Hedda up in her room dressing.
122 As a process, gender creates the social differences that define “woman” and “man.” In social interaction throughout their lives, individuals learn what is expected, see what is expected, act and react in expected ways, and thus simultaneously construct and maintain the gender order pg. 123 As part of a stratification system, gender ranks men above women of the same race and class pg. 123 The dominant categories are the hegemonic ideals, taken so for granted as the way things should be that white is not ordinarily thought of as race, middle class or men as a gender. The characteristics of these categories define the Other as that which lacks the valuable qualities the dominants exhibit. Pg.
My research will try to explain and discuss the differences in spiritual as well as cultural situations between men and women gender roles. Hopefully I will give the understanding of why woman have to obey the man in spite of the spiritual hierarchy and why woman continue to play the subservient role there. Gender roles differ in all parts of the world. These pivotal elements of obedience derived from a patriarchal society that expects women to play the subservient position. Is it fair for women to have the same rights as men?
Liberation is seen to be achieved through raising women’s consciousness of subjugation. Feminists believe that women have accepted inferiority to men subconsciously, and thus need to realise this before becoming liberated. Millet argues that women are in a “power-structured relationship…whereby one group of persons is controlled by another”, thus suggesting that feminists believe that in our current society men control women. Although there is controversy between feminists as to the extent of advancing a woman’s role within society, as first-wave feminists demand that women should enjoy the same legal and political rights as men, whilst second-wave feminists have greater focus on the personal side of society and call for complete social revolution. Whilst this presents a clear divide within the doctrine, it
I feel that our concepts of gender and sex contribute to the ways we embrace gender and sex in diversity. I feel that we look at males in one light and females in another, we all at some point expect men to be the ones that are tough, and brave and look at women as being emotional. When it could be the other way around. There are still those who feel that women should be home makers and not working to where men should be out bringing home the bacon. Do our concepts of gender and sex contribute to our understanding of sexual orientation?
Performativity links gender and racialized bodies. Gender says the man is supposed to be strong and the woman weak. Race and gender is one in the same regimes of truth are definitely rooted from these two specific category. Bell Hooks Chapter 15 1. Women of the historical culture construction were taught to believe that sexual desire was for the man and that basically no respectable woman should acquire sexual needs.
Stella is dependant on men to the point that she chooses to disbelieve her sister was raped by her husband, just so she can go living with him because life without the support of a man is unthinkable. This way she is seen is adapting to society wanting her to be seen as subservient and dependant on men. I Am Woman, A women empowering song made by Helen reddy highlights how women are chameleons and how they are standing up against expectations. Shirley Valentine, directed by Lewis Gilberg Reddy’s anthem directly and forcefully addresses issues of feminism, women’s rights, and gender equality. It is not particularly specific other than asserting that woman will no longer accept submissiveness—“…I’ve been down there on the floor/No one’s ever gonna keep me down again”, “I am strong/I am invincible/I am woman”, “I am woman, watch me grow/See me standing toe to toe”, et cetera.
From the day we are born were given a color. Pink for girls, and blue for boys. The parents, who are usually busy adoring their new blessing, don’t think that there already pushing social norms on their children. Women are feminine, they love pink and soft things, and have to be delicate and show poise, while men are the tough bread winners who should be feared and respected. In the story The Things They Carried, men where tough soldiers, and the stereotype of women staying home and being in the