Being Gendered in my Daily Life “Gender is one of the major ways that human beings organize their lives” ( Lorber , 97). This may seem like an obvious statement but it is not. Gender refers to a set of socially and culturally conditioned characteristics associated with maleness or femaleness. Gender and biological sex are not the same thing, yet they are often understood as interchangeable. We are born into our biological sex but we are programmed or socialized into our gender. Our lives are also shaped by race, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and social status. These identities are also socially constructed and more importantly, all intersect and impact one another. Being a white woman is a very different experience than being a black...The end:
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