Dichotomy Of Gender Analysis

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My ideal definition for gender is one that sets out not to rob us of the individual complexity we all possess for the sake of not agitating the social norms and status quos that dominate the mindset of our society. The Lorber reading has a compelling way of exemplifying this when she states, “…the norms and expectations get built into our sense of worth and identity as a certain kind of human being, and because they believe their society's way is the natural way." (Lorber 45) This quote brings up a certain dichotomy of debate within women and gender studies, one that was mentioned briefly in class, being how much of our perception of gender comes from an inherent sense of self and how much can be accounted for by social conditioning.
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