Psychosocial Cultural Implications Of Gender Identity

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Biological and psychosocial cultural identifies the meaning in gender identity. It is said that the sex of a child is biological (the genetic makeup) and the gender is psycho socio cultural (male/female defined by social status). Specifically, when addressing the gender it is defined as one's role and personality that they assume, for example in the American culture females are nurturing and the males are to be aggressive. Through social interaction, biology and the media gender identity is developed. This gender identity is misrepresented through social media which leads to a huge misunderstanding of this concept in society. These factors, unfortunately, set limits and define the standards of what is masculine and feminine, which lead to a harmful impact on society members, causing serious problems to an individual in particular and society in general. Gender identity is a social stereotype that perceive females as an obedient human while males as a powerful and aggressive one. It can be described as a set of behaviors and attributes that are standard for both genders. Society as a whole forces people into some set of standards by anticipating these standards as appropriate and enforcing them. Generally, being masculine means the man should be bossy, aggressive, powerful and should manage and suppress his emotions/feelings. In other words, having the “Alpha male” characteristics as mentioned by Ken Gillam and Shannon R. Wooden in “Post- Princess Models of
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