Gender And Sex Is Not Considered Fashionable For A Boy

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On numerous occasions, I have been told that I am recognized as a female but my behavior is unladylike and/or the way I dress is not considered fashionable for a boy. I question why people think this way. In addition, I wonder what defines a woman that would suggest that my behavior and dress. Well, I have concluded that society creates the norms that define women and individuals classify gender and sex according to these norms. For many years, feminist have advocated that sex and gender are subjective based on the conditions of the social order around them. I would agree with them that a person’s knowledge is based on his or her structured environment. Our setting classifies ideas of gender and sex by observing a person’s behavior and…show more content…
To support these claims, I will be discussing several feminists, such as Anne Fausto-Sterling, and sexologists John Money and Anke Ehrhardt examining the difference between gender and sex. Simone de Beauvoir and Monsieur Benda identify the subject of women being marked as “other” inferior to men. Loraine Code talks about the influence and conditioning of one’s knowledge. As well as information from the Combahee River Collective informing one who reads about the hardships of black feminists. According to Anne Fausto-Sterling (2000) her major claims is that labeling someone a man or a woman is a social decision. In the beginning of the article she introduces a female Olympian, Maria Patino, failing to pass a sex test because a Y chromosome was indicated (Fausto-Sterling, 2000, pp. 1-2). Drawing attention to this story provides an example how sex is created through standards. To support this idea she introduces sexologists John Money and Anke Ehrhardt theory about the difference between gender and sex. They argue that gender is the internal conviction as well as behavior that one is either a male or female and sex refers to the physical traits (Fausto-Sterling, 2000, p. 3). This reinforces the idea that gender and sex is assembled based on social order around them creating limited awareness. When the text mentions gender is expressed as “internal conviction” and “behavior” implying it is established on observation on a personal level. On the other hand, sex is
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