Essay on Night to his day

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“Night to his day” The Social Construction of Gender
By Judith Lorber Afterreading Judith Lorber article” Night to his day” the social construction of gender, I realized that we have been “doing gender” every day without us noticing. These “doing gender”activities have implement into our brain through life experience, parents and social life. In her article, she “denaturalized” gender into three different categories: “individual; society; and gender”. First of all, she talks about how we determine gender for each individual by the time he or she was born. The moment an infant was born, their sex was determined by genitalia. The infants will be taught by their sex whether to be a “masculine or feminine”. According to Simone de
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Judith Lorber notes” It does not matter what men and women actually do, it does not even matter if they do exactly the same thing. The social institution of gender insists only that what they do is perceived as different.”Even in today society, women have always had lower status than menandthere are not many female hold a high position in organization job or in our government system.If our society was able to strip off the status label, the gender itself means “different” and “segregation”. The last point which Judith Lorber talks about is the “gender” systems itself. “Gender is a process of creating distinguishable social statuses for the assignment of right and responsibilities. As a process gender creates the social differences that define “woman “and “men”(Page 60, para1)”In general, the formation of our “gender” system seem to put men in a higher status than women. It does not even matter what the capability of women can do but by comparison of the label “man” and “women”. If we compare the result/performance of what women can bring in without their label, I doubt that man would do any better. Even in any cultures, women always deem to be the “subordinate” according in Judith Lorber article. Our society build a “structure” frame in our “gender” system which underestimate the women role. Judith Lorber talks about the inequality provides by “stratification system”. The inequality attached to individual at the moment he/she was born by the “social

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