Being A Man, And Being A Man By Paul Theroux
When both sexes experience puberty, they note changes not only in their bodies, but in their voices. As males and females begin to grow and fill out, both of their voices deepen, with the former remaining conspicuously deeper than the latter. Once they have fully matured, the males will ordinarily be larger and broader than the females, but the females will carry additional fat. The excess fat that is deposited in the breasts and hips of women permit them to obtain a shapely figure, signifying that they are fertile, healthy, and capable of nourishing children. Men cannot birth children to expand their family; however, they still play a crucial position in procreation. A family cannot have their own child without both the male and female parent in agreeance.
Above all, the differences between the sexes are chiefly prevalent in society. Parents impart the beliefs of gender roles on their children as soon as they are born. It begins with the child’s nursery, which is customarily painted according to gender. Blue for boys, pink for girls. If the parent were to paint the room white, there would still be discreet hints of blues and greens or pinks and purples to parade the …show more content…
Boys will flock to action figures, sports, the color blue, and girls will be fond of Barbie dolls, creative arts, and the color pink. However, both sexes will tease those of their same gender who do not share identical pastimes. Alienation, the concept of “us and them, him and her” (Quindlen 165), does not solely transpire with the opposite sex, but within the same sex as well. When a girl discovers a girl who relishes in playing with monster trucks, or a boy discovers a boy who adores dressing up in girlish clothing, they will turn their noses up, and create distance between them and what they sense to be an