What is Gender and how is it used in society? Gender in the sociology book means, the behaviors and attitudes that a group considers proper for its males and females; Masculinity or femininity. My definition of gender is a clarification of whether a person is a male or female, because almost everywhere you go or everything you do the question of a person’s gender pops up. I know it might sound crazy but it’s true. When a person is filling out a form of any kind what is one of the questions asked, what’s your gender (Male/Female)?
Or when a woman just finds out she’s pregnant, about three months later people are asking her, what’s your babies gender (Boy/Girl)? It’s also used in different languages. For example in the Spanish culture to indicate that their talking to a male some words often end with an “O”(chic(o)-Boy, hij(o)-son, abuel(o)-Grandfather); to indicate that their speaking to a female some words often end with an “A”( chic(a)-girl, hij(a)-Daughter, abuel(a)-grandmother). Confusion of Gender What is Confusion of gender?
Well in my words it is a person who was born a male/female, but still knowingly projects themselves as the opposite sex by ones thoughts or appearance of “him” self or” her” self. Here are a few examples: a boy wearing a dress with a Guess purse and a nice pair of hills, a girl wearing POLO baggy pants XX larger POLO shirt with a low cut, or Girls going out with girls and boys going out with boy. Now the real question is why people want to change their gender out of all things.
I feel that God made you a Male or Female for a reason and that if he wanted you to be able to change it he would’ve given us that power to change it. Like Symposium Plato said “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ” Being homosexuality I think is an “escape goat” from a person’s masculine or feminine responsibilities. I also think it’s a synonym of these following words: Insecure, Confusion and Low self-esteem. I say this because the stories I hear of why or how so people become homosexual has something to do with those words.
As an example my used to be friend but now acquaintance Vivian became a lesbian because she was tired of boys treating her bad and she said that the only people that made her feel better was woman so she developed a thing for females and before I know it I see a state on Facebook saying that Vivian is now interested in girls. All I could say is a man or a woman can only do what people allow them to do. Meaning that if person allow themselves to be lied to, cheated on, or beat on and etc. it their fought for allowing it not their looks fault, nor their kids fault and absolutely not their genders fault.
Save your self from hell and stay your biological gender. Gender difference between a Lady and a Woman Women today are taking more important roles in their careers. Some women lead large companies, own their own businesses, and are very involved in their community. But there are also those women who are just laid back but I don’t consider them women, I consider them Girls, because they take on their responsibilities in life, and forget about their women hood. Girls tend to live their lives like there is no tomorrow.
They attend events, and other places, not caring about the thoughts of others or their appearances. For instant they sometime always tend to disrespect themselves when it comes to appearance. They wear tight, short, revealing outfits that project low self-esteem. In contrast a woman is always concerned about their appearance; showing only what is appropriate for a male see outside doors. They take life very seriously. They see the world as a challenge that they have to go through every day whether they’re at work or at home with the family their ready to take on the challenges in life.
Ladies are seen as women, but don’t act as women. Women act as themselves not someone else. Ladies put on faces for different people and do not show their true feelings. When ladies are compared to each other, ladies are seen as petty and insecure while the woman are seen as being easy going, free-spirited and strong. A Woman can admit that she made a mistake and correct it, but a lady has too much pride to admit that she made a mistake. Ladies have the right idea about having a career, but they do not have the right idea about life.
Life is meant to be lived. Women like to take chances in life because if they never try, how do they ever expect to succeed. Gender Comparisons / Contractions between a male or Female There are many obvious differences that may sometimes overshadow some similarities. Some of the more common traits that are most familiar to us with males is their independence and sometimes exaggerated aggressiveness. Males also tend to be more focused on tasks and connections when with large groups. One of the positive key advantages of a male is their firmness and igh self-esteem. The women on the other hand are more talkative and tender minded, qualities, which enable them to be all of the characteristics listed: more interdependent, less aggressive, more sharing, more giving, more concerned, more likely to smile, more sensitive, and more skilled at expressing their emotions non-verbally. For example a mother of 4 year old twins was surprised that her fraternal but biologically identical twins were so different. She says “she (daughter) doesn’t like to be dirty, but yet my son is quite different. (Money and Ehrhardt 1972) When gender differences are viewed in a sexual aspect, the men are still the stereotypical “pigs”. Through relationships males are more likely to be involved for one thing, SEX. The females, being much more sensitive and all, want love and compassion in a relationship, and maybe sex, or making love as we call it on the side. In other words men want lust and women want love. Through research, science has found that men and women not only differ emotionally and physically.
They also contrast educationally because of the way they process information, but whether or not this is due to the way that they are socialized or the way that they were raised is yet to be proven leaving them clueless. Although popular belief may have that the females are the more mentally advanced, or smarter, studies show that both males and females have the same academic abilities and IQ average. Males are much better with mental rotation though. We women are everything a man is not and that’s why man can’t live with us or without us no matter what the circumstances are.
Gender in sports Gender in sports has been an issue ever since sports were invented. In the early years sports were played by the men, and the women were to sit on the sidelines and watch. Things have begun to change in the last century. Women are being allowed to participate now, and women’s teams, events, organizations and leagues are popping up all over the place. This includes professional leagues such as the WNBA, and the LPGA. Women in sports have become a big business. Women have been participating in professional sports for a long time.
They even participated in professional baseball. During World War II while the men were overseas fighting the war against the Nazis, the women entertained the people and played baseball. The Women’s All-American Baseball League was the bright idea of a rich candy bar maker named Walter Harvey. Recently a major issue for women in sports is female coaches and their salaries. The salaries of the male coaches in athletics have continuously been on the rise. The median salary for NCAA Division I Football coaches in 1996 was $268,000. Female participation in College athletics are also on the rise.
In 1996, 123,832 women competed in the NCAA. 199,556 men competed in the same year. Yet the majority of funding goes into the men’s athletic programs. And on top of that the female coaches make $. 63 to every dollar that the male coaches make. Another issue of women in sports is the health risk to the women who compete. Donna Shalala, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services , and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association released a report at the 1997 Women’s Final Four on the benefits of physical education on the long-term health of women.
The key recommendations and conclusions of the report include involvement in sport and physical activity at an early age reduces the likelihood of developing a number of harmful health conditions. Specific mechanisms that enhance girls’ opportunities to be physically active facilitate both health-related fitness and the acquisition of fundamental motor skills for a lifetime of activity. Involvement in cooperative and competitive activities can improve a girl’s sense of competence and control.
Working an playing with individuals of both sexes allow learning in small, relaxed groups where they know each other. Involvement promotes psychological well-being, improving mental health in ways beyond traditional methods. This article shows us that the physical activities involved with playing sports do not hurt the female players, but in fact it helps their overall health and conditioning. * Gender Facts * Networking … * •Women use 20,000 words a day while men only use 7,000 * Global Issues … •Females in developing countries on average carry 20 litres of water per day over 6 km * •Globally women account for the majority of people aged over 60 and over 80 * •Of 1. 2 billion people living in poverty worldwide, 70% are women * •80% of the world’s 27 million refugees are women * •Women own around only 1% of the world’s land * •5 people are added to the world’s population every 2 seconds * •Women are 2/3 of the 1 billion+ illiterate adults who have no access to basic education * Innovation … * •Globally women comprise 42% internet users (Italy 37% …