Essay on Gender, Gender And Gender Identity
We are born with an assigned sex. This is told when a woman is pregnant goes for a sonogram where the child’s private part at and determined whether it is in fact, a male or a female. Based on our sex, we were stereotyped and told to wear, act and speak a certain way. Gender typing, the pay gap, and work/family balance are all reflective of how society views gender. According to Essentials of Sociology text book, Gender is what the society or culture describes as masculine or feminine. In this world we are living in, every society has their own expectations for the social role of people of each sex and gender. Society expects a boy to be strong, aggressive and to be manly while girls are to be soft, sweet, and fragile based on their expectations.
In this essay I will be speaking about gender and just little about sex. I will be mentioning how society views gender. The different type of socialization agents, the effects that these agents have on one’s life. Last but not least the effects these agents also have on me when growing up as a little girl and also what they have on me today.
As we all know, gender plays a big role. People are influenced by the different types of socialization agents, such as the media, peers, family members and others around them. These agents play a big role in one’s life concerning their gender identity. They have a scene of determining how each gender should be in order to fit in. For example, the media would say in order to look…