The Rules On How Males And Females Are They Essay

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Who makes the rules on how males and females are supposed to act? From the beginning of time society has created the quote unquote rules on how males and females are supposed to act. How society views gender is a controversial topic; a topic that’s views are unlikely to change in the near future, but should have some consideration. Articles such as, “Learning to Be Gendered” by Penelope Eckert and Sally McConnell-Ginet and “Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t afraid” by Sheryl Sandberg share some commonalities and different views on what gender is, and how society has shaped gender into what it is today. With the help of these article’s we can see that times are changing, and traditional roles are no longer what they use to. With this in mind, it is time to accept that traditional roles are no longer the norm; because of evolution society needs to realize that it’s time for change. In the first article, “Learning to Be Gendered” Penelope Eckert and Sally McConnell- Ginet argues that gender is something that forced upon us from the time parents find out the sex of the unborn child. These beliefs have been instilled upon us by society. One point the authors make in this article would be, “If gender flowed naturally from sex, one might expect the world to sit back and simply allow the baby to become male or female” (Eckert and McConnell-Ginet, 2013, p.738). Although this is a great idea it is not the case. Males and females are treated different from the moment they

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