Analysis Of Aaron H. Devor's Becoming Members Of Society And Deborah Blur

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“Instead of saying that all gender is this or all gender is that, let's recognize that the word gender has scores of meaning built into it. It's an amalgamation of bodies, identities, and life experiences, subconscious urges, sensations, and behaviors, some of which develop organically, and others which are shaped by language and culture. Instead of saying that gender is any one single thing, let's start describing it as a holistic experience.” Kate Bornstein is completely correct in her quote, helping us to understand what gender is about. Today in society, people follow these “cultural myths”, which tells us what is and what is not acceptable in life because these morals have been instilled in us since childhood. People created these cultural myths as a set of social norms they expected people to follow.…show more content…
In Aaron H. Devor’s Becoming Members of Society and Deborah Blum’s The Gender Blur, they discuss gender roles and how society plays a role in children when they are growing up. In Devor’s article, he focuses on what males and females are supposed to do and how they are expected to act in society. He defines certain characteristics that are appropriate for males and females to participate in as children and as adults. Blum’s article is more focused on children and if how they were raised affects how they turn out later in life. She studies multiple environments and different scenarios that occurred in the childrens’ lives. The way children are raised and what they have in their environment has a major impact on them when they grow

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