Gender Inequality : Gender And Gender Essay examples

1673 Words Dec 8th, 2016 7 Pages
The first thing that the world ever knows about a person is their sex; parents have a gender reveal party, where their home is either littered with pink or blue decorations based on if their new child is a girl or boy. This is just the beginning of being apart of a society that defines men and women based on stereotypes of masculinity and femininity. However, in recent years, the emergence of the gender nonconforming/ non binary community has begun to push the boundaries of how our society views gender. These individuals define themselves outside being either a man or woman. The way American and other Western societies view gender is being proven to be merely a societal construct rather than absolute, due to the fact that there are individuals in society who do not identify as either male or female because of an internal discomfort with identifying themselves within such a binary. To better understand how someone falls into a gender identity outside what is deemed as normal in American society, it must first be understood what is seen as normal. Many people confuse sex with gender, and see the two things as the same, even though by definition they are not. Defining sex and gender as the same thing is the main argument used when invalidating the identities of non binary people, but all transgender individuals. Sex is defined as "either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male, especially on the…

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