By Anna Petrovsky
A female: expected to play with dolls as a child, wear make-up and dress girly in the early life (teenager), and as she becomes older be the main caretaker of the household.
A male: expected to play with trucks and soldiers as a child, dress like a boy and play manly sports, and when hitting the adult hood work to support his family.
Shouldn’t sex define the whole female or male objective? We all know with what body parts we are born with, so why do we have to be categorized into a gender. Is there really a right and wrong way of doing gender?
When people see a female or male they expect for them to be dressed in their own clothing (male= suit, female=feminine clothing). What will people start to think if they see someone breaking the norm of the gender code (a male in make-up, a female with sweats on)?
Someone will get the mixed messages because it all seems wrong.
This isn’t a way to define someone’s gender. Gender is based on a person’s behavior, or look on life. If you have a girl raised by male, and a boy raised by female; what are the chances that it won’t affect their thinking. The girl could come out to be more tough and rugged, as for the boy he could be gentler.
Is this really a mores, the girl grew up with male figures and they only know one aspect, same goes for the boy.
Just because society for many generations has categorized the males and the females, does it mean we really have to be that way?
I don’t see nothing wrong with being a female and wanting to do other things then clean or play with some dolls.
What is gender? Define it as you define yourself.