Essay on Why Gender And Sexuality Are Defined By Society

866 Words Mar 12th, 2016 4 Pages
In order to understand why gender and sexuality are dichotomized, you have to be understand what they both are. Gender is defined by society and it is based on what it means to be a male or female. Genders have assigned roles that they are meant to follow based on their genitalia they are born with. Sexuality is based on people who are physically attracted to when it in regards to forming physical relationships. Sexuality is based on either being gay or straight with little room for acceptance of any other type of sexuality.
With gender, there is only two options of being a male or female and who you are is defined by what gender you are. It is a fact that men and women are both biologically different from each other, men with the XY chromosome and women with the XX chromosomes. There is no way to change who you biologically are because according to Dr. Barry Starr at Stanford, “No amount of surgery, hormone injections or anything else will change someone 's DNA from a man 's to a woman” (R1). On biological terms, males and females are ‘hardwired’ differently, but we are also taught to act differently from each other.
Before birth, males and females are always treated differently than each other. For baby showers if the gender of the baby is know, the color theme of the party is usually blue for a boy and pink for a girl. Growing up boys are always taught to be tough and show no emotions while girls were less aggressive and more of a home maker (R2). This was something that…

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