Of Gender Dissimilarity In Virginia Woolf's 'Shakespeare Sister'

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The Causation of Gender Dissimilarity
Gender inequality is amid everybody in any given part of the world. Although the victims of gender inequality are primarily women, a sizable amount of men are in a similar boat to women. Throughout the decades, women have been fighting tenaciously to be equal to men. Due to their efforts, the prevalence of gender inequality has decreased remarkably in many societies, especially in the modern ones. Women throughout the world have taken action to change women’s status in society; however, who is responsible for implementing the change? Why are the genders are separated and treated differently? Humans are naturally separated into two different sexes for reproduction, and reproduction is the main goal of all
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In Virginia Woolf’s “Shakespeare’s Sister,” she tries to explain the lack of women’s works and records of women’s life in history; during Woolf’s journey to find explanations, she explores on the subject of gender inequality and its causation. Next, in anthropologist Margaret Mead’s “Sex and Temperament,” she shares her finding on the effect of gender on a person’s temperament. Lastly, in Germaine Greer’s “Masculinity,” she explores how men gain their masculinity. According to their works, all three authors agree that the separation and treatment of genders are not caused by human nature, but rather due to tradition, society, men’s suppression, and …show more content…
There are a numerous amount of different culture around the world. If one asks about the difference between a boy and a girl, people from different culture would have different answers to the question. Culture plays an important in the separation and treatment of gender because humans act upon their beliefs. For example, women in Virginia Woolf’s “Shakespeare’s Sister” came from a culture that believes “nothing could be expected of women intellectually” (Woolf 702), therefore the people from that culture do not allow them to make decisions for themselves, be educated, take leadership positions. Similarly, mothers from Germaine Greer’s culture believes that “boy babies a hungrier and as better feeders than girls,” therefore they were “fed more often and for longer at a time than female babies” (Greer 730). The genders from different culture are not only treated differently, but also dressed differently. For example, “women wear long hair and men wear short hair, or men wear curls and women shave their heads; women wear skirts and men wear trousers, or women wear trousers, and men wear skirts” (Mead 712). Men and women appear different from each other in most cultures in order to separate the two genders. Even in our popular culture, there are distinctions between male and female. As evident by cultural beliefs’ effect on treatment and separation of the genders, it is safe to conclude that culture

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