My Views On Gender And Gender Essay

729 Words May 6th, 2016 3 Pages
Growing up in a household dominated by males with the head of the house, my mother, being a figure that is very tomboyish has influenced my views on how I see myself in terms of my gender at a very young age. I came from a very open, liberal community and I feel like I was blessed to meet people with all different genders. Now, 19 years into life, I find myself being able to properly assign a gender fitting to who I am as a person: Gender Fluid. Before diving into my reflection, there are a few terms that I am either going to be using throughout this or terms that will aid in the understanding of what I am talking about. The first term, gender identity, comes from the text and is defined as the understanding that a person is biologically male or female despite what an individual wears. The second term is gender typing, which also comes from the text, and it is process by which boys or girls learn what it means to be masculine and feminine in their culture. The third term gender schema, the final term coming from the text, is a cognitive schema of knowledge, beliefs, metaphors, and expectations about what it means to be male or female. These next two terms do not come from the text, but understanding these terms are worth mentioning. The first is gender fluid, which is described as a gender identity that changes over time. The second term is Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS for short, and it is a medical condition in women where small cysts cover their ovaries and this…

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