Essay about The Social Construction Of Gender

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When I asked my grandmother about her father’s baby picture, I was curious why the clothes in the photo is light in the sepia picture. She explained to me that he was wearing white dress. White dress? as I profoundly questioned. I found out that all children in my great great grandma’s generations wore white dress whether it’s a boy or a girl when they were a baby. For my opinion, is do strange and odd was that. From then on, I learned babies had been identified with colors when they born. It comes as no surprise that the some gender identity are conflicted about the society views and as time goes by, the gender identity are associated in different ways such as behaviors or anatomy.

Babies are programmed to love, and babies are born with sex. However, people misapprehend sex to gender. Corresponding to Judith Lorber, she stated in her composition called “Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender, gender is so pervasive that in our society we assume it is bred into our genes.” (Lorber) Babies are not programmed to identify their gender identity. Just like others, we are natural born being identified to be a girl or a boy. When a woman is pregnant, the ultrasound may identifies these babies as boy or girl. Thus, it starts with just one line, “IT’S A BOY!” or “IT’S A GIRL!” as the doctor categorical a baby. With babies’ innocence, their gender have been easily identified through their genitalia. Therefore, when the baby is born, there’s nothing babies can do with…

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