Comparative Analysis Of Strategies And Views Of Katha Pollitt And Aaron Devor

1148 Words Nov 15th, 2015 5 Pages
In this paper, comparative analysis of strategies and views of Katha Pollitt and Aaron Devor, about the determinants which define roles of genders in a society will be discussed. The central idea of the paper is that gender has specific roles which are defined through their innate characteristics and social constructs. Since the start of feminist movements, a debate has arised on the behaviors and roles of genders. Feminist movements were purposed to achieve, the rights of women based on their roles equal to men in the society. Which led to debate over differences between abilities and preferences of gender that are the basis of different and unequal roles of males and females.
Girls and boys have different preferences and divergent responses to same situations since their childhood which gradually increases with their growth. Their choice of toys, activities, dresses and reactions are different. Girls like to play with dolls and boys have love for trucks. Social scientists have explained several factors behind these behavioral differences between girls and boys. Pollitt criticized the notion of inherent characteristics as a determining factor in differential roles of opposite genders. According to Pollitt, biological predispositions are least relevant to define behavioral differences in males and females. Instead, preferences are inculcated in a growing child through people around him. Due to these societal constructs, children grow into gender stereotypes and make…
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