Box Building Process with Respect to Sex, Gender and Sexuality

954 Words Feb 4th, 2018 4 Pages
Social differentiation process, which is also referred to as box creating process is vital in the escalating cases of social inequality, more specifically, for the purpose of this article, gender and sexual inequality. The demarcations created on the basis of this factors (gender and sexual attributes of an individual) tend to mould individuals to depict a tunnel-view way of both looking at doing things. Individuals are handled/treated according to the box in which they belong to. However, what ought to be put into consideration by the “box creators” is that not all individuals in the society will fit in the created boxes. Some will tend to belong to none of them, or perhaps, in some cases, belong to both of them, something which makes it necessary for the dismantlement of the binaries (Lucal 519).
The process of box creation, once completed, is culminated by vested interests in bid to ensure that they remain in place. This serves as the background of the differences observed in the treatment given to the different categories of individuals in the society resulting in social inequality. For instance, categorization of persons either as boy or girl/male or female leaves some individuals out with no specific box to belong to. These kinds of individuals include the transgender, gay and…
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