Gender, Sex, and Sexuality

Gender,Sex, and Sexuality

Gender,Sex, and Sexuality

  1. I think that societies resist transgendered people because human beings mainly interact with either males or females, and they are not willing or ready to learn about the transgendered or put themselves in their position. They just result in hating them since hating is easy. Another reason for the increased resistance of the transgendered is that transgender persons challenge human beings’ notion that gender or sex is what is between a person`s legs, and issues that contradict human set of facts always meet an outright resistance. Further, I do not think that there would be a designation as transgendered if U.S. culture had more than two genders because gender is a cultural construction among societies. Having more than two genders may help in eliminating the sense of binary genders, thus helping people not to focus more on gender. This would give people the freedom to occupy their genders comfortably without meeting resistance.

  2. Gender role is the society’s way of how men and women are required to behave. I do not believe gender roles are vital to society as they constrain people. Gender equality has made it possible for women to conduct activities that were earlier considered as men’s roles, such as mechanic. Setting gender roles will limit the transgendered who possess both male and female characteristics. People should be left to choose their roles freely to create an accommodating society (Rutter &amp Schwartz, 2012).

  3. Sex is the physical difference between a female and male. It includes both primary and sex differences such as the reproductive system and height respectively. Sexuality, on the other hand, is the expression of who a person is as a human being or individual maleness or femaleness (Rutter &amp Schwartz, 2012). One’s sexuality may include attitudes and behaviors. There are eight known sexes, with two sexes, which are female and male being the main biologically recognized ones. Sexual orientation refers to one’s emotional and sexual attraction to a certain sex (male or female).

  4. I think sexism still exists in mind due to the culture of the society I grew in. I was brought up knowing women are inferior to men, as fathers are the house heads.

  5. Men are always blamed for battering women and women for asking for it because the psychology of victimhood has made people believe that men are violent while women are provocative (Rutter &amp Schwartz, 2012). One thing people need to change is to judge people according to their abilities, not gender lines.

  6. The video did not shock me, but the use of vulgar language by young children is not morally right. However, the video can illustrate the frustrations women go through in societies due to inequality.

  7. Some of the objectification theories I have about women is that they are supposed to carry out all house duties and bear children without complaining. However, this can change if the societies recognize women to be equal to men.

Reference

Rutter,V., &amp Schwartz, P. (2012).&nbspThegender of sexuality: Exploring sexual possibilities.Lanham, Md: Rowman &amp Littlefield Publishers.