Sex, Gender, And Sexuality

1391 WordsOct 21, 20156 Pages
SEX, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY 1 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Joel M. Queen Oklahoma State University Sex, Gender, and Sexuality When you go on with your daily lives and norms, you tend to not give much attention to what kind of roles certain genders play or how we perceive certain gender to perform said roles. Lorber mentions in the early part of her argument that we seem to treat sex, gender, and sexuality and the norms that come with them like fish and water (Lorber, 1994) . We have almost become numb to the norms and expectations that come along with certain genders and roles. However, when we see something out of the norm or missing, we notice it. Whether we keep it to ourselves or point it out, that is up to the individual.…show more content…
They share the house cleaning duties for sure, but you could fairly say she does more of the chores more frequently. My dad on the other hand, spent most of his afternoon doing yard work and mowing the lawn and even helped me replace a belt on my truck. To be fair, my mom has helped out occasionally with simple yard work chores, but she was not outside for hours doing yard work and changing a belt. Watching and hearing my parents do these chores for so long, it just became the norm; I became numb to it. I know my parents are not the only parents out there like this, I am sure most parents are like my with the same process. Gender in Stratification. The way Lorber explains gender being a part of a stratification system is her basically saying people view and rank men above women. Actions that women are usually devalued and overlooked, while actions by men are praised more even if the action done by the man and woman are the same exact thing (Lorber, 1994). In Western civilization scenarios, men are usually what we call "A" and the women are what we call "Not-A" (Lorber, 1994). The "Not-A" 's are also usually seen as deviant or bad which results in minorities being in the "Not-A" group. To make the path even more windy, by looking at society in a stratification way, men and women in the working class and strictly working class, are typically more equal regarding actions and accomplishments (Lorber, 1994).When you think about how gender is a
Open Document