Night to his day

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“Night to his day” The Social Construction of Gender By Judith Lorber Afterreading Judith Lorber article” Night to his day” the social construction of gender, I realized that we have been “doing gender” every day without us noticing. These “doing gender”activities have implement into our brain through life experience, parents and social life. In her article, she “denaturalized” gender into three different categories: “individual; society; and gender”. First of all, she talks about how we determine gender for each individual by the time he or she was born. The moment an infant was born, their sex was determined by genitalia. The infants will be taught by their sex whether to be a “masculine or feminine”. According to Simone de…show more content…
It does not matter where and what “men” do things, their role and jobs are always deem to be value at high bracket thanthe other types of gender. In Judith Lorber’s article, “when gender is a major component of structured inequality, the devalued genders have less power, prestige, and economic rewards than the value genders.”(Page 61, para4) This “gender” type of differentia does not stop at the level of between “men” and “women” but it applies in any race of human, organizations and social norms. Judith mentions about the point of view of Nancy Jayabout how our society divided other type of race or origin into different type of groups and label them as “A” for the favored groups and “ Not-A” for the unfavorable. In summary, Judith Lorber article “Night to his day”: the social construction of gender, she point out the failure of “the social constructed gender”. If we are able to denaturalize the entire “gender” system, we would be better off living a better role in which we “doing our gender” rather than living a given label “gender” by the “constructed gender system”. Each individual should have the right to determine or develop their own gender through their life experience, development in social and their own personal perception. Our social norms always portraits a slogan about the equality for every one and when we look closely to the “gender system”; we can hardly find any
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