Essay on Gender Roles Of Gender And Gender

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Gender plays a big role in society. By definition it is the state of being either male or female. Each gender is set to a certain amount of expectations and norms linked to how they should behave and portray themselves. Sex however is different; it is the way of defining men and women based on their biological and physical attributions. Throughout the years opinions and outlooks on sexuality/gender have changed drastically. People are more open-minded and accepting of the change. There are many reasons for this change; one being that the number of women in the workplace has increased. Aside from this, there are also many articles that share a viewpoint on the different attitudes and experiences of both men and women of all circumstances and colors. Some of which, are “Lipstick or Timberlands?”, “The Uses of the Erotic”, “The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough”, and An Introduction to Gender. The article, “Lipstick or Timberlands?” by Mignon R. Moore is essentially about, “...the existence and meaning of gender presentation among black lesbians in New York.” (Moore 114). Moore also wrote this to show how this gender presentation is grasped and depicted in the social world, and to expose how identity formations take effect in black lesbian populaces. She talks about the differenes that have arised in the community due to the the diversity that is portrayed though race and ethnicity. She describes New Yorks black lesbian community as an alteration between femme…

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