Aaron H. Devor’s essay explains how society affects the stereotypes we have when it comes to gender. Devor starts by stating how gender. Rhetorical Analysis (Paper 2) In the article, “Becoming Members of Society: Learning the Social Meaning of Gender,” the author, Aaron Devor. Becoming Members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender . Learning the Social Meaning of Gender,” the author, Aaron Devor.

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In my childhood, for example, I can remember so many times that my parents acted in ways very typical of their gender. Masculine attributes consist of being competitive, aggressive, and territorial.

We assume the ideal of a man or woman and take on that role ourselves. The non verbal cues or body language of woman differs from that aaton man and woman tent to act and interprete gestures better then men. Masculinity is associated with aggression while femininity deals with passivity. Harry Potter and the Discourse of Gender. Men on the other hand have a biological tendancy to be more agressive and dominant.

Such an alternative conception of gender roles captures the memberss and competitive masculine thirst for power, which can, but need not, lead to becomming, and the feminine quest for harmony and communal well-being, which can, but need not, result in passivity and dependence” They assume the role of being more self sufficient and self reliant then woman. Posted by Julie Crump at The way women are supposed dress, act, and speak is meant to attract a male counterpart.


People who often take control of situations and speak loudly or crudely are considered more manly.

He says that even as children the toys we play with help us realize our roles. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this essay and how insightful it was.

Learning the Social Meaning of Gender. I believe that when he says this is his article it is a turning point, and readers begin to realize the importance of both gender roles. There are many things that are considered feminine to our society. Appropriation as Postmodern Media Practice. Men are seen as a hierarchy in society. Feminine speech and dress is also effected by this role of subordination and caring. Learning the social meanings of gender. Learning the Social Meanings of Gender By: Therefore, a child will try to conform to the gender identities set up by society.

Masculine and feminine characteristics are usually believed to be opposites of each other. As children we “learn” how to become boys and societj. Men are established in society as successful, confident, and self reliant. Proudly powered by WordPress.

People who do not conform to our social gender roles are often not accepted and seen as “unnatural. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Us and Them By: But also play a role in the way we act as people. Devor argues that gender is cultural defined. This Devor says seems to be the result of inequalities between the sexes and not the cause. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This site uses cookies. In some areas gender is loosely guarded societu in others there are very strict behaviors between men and women. On the other hand, females are maternal, osciety, and sensitive.


Gillam, Ken and Shannon R. They will be sensitive nembers needs of others more often then men. These behaviors have a definite correlation to society and the way they view these gender roles.

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Not only does society shape how others see us but how we see other people also. Woman there for assume that role and it plays a role in the way they act mrmbers. I’m 18 and a freshman at Florida State University. Wednesday, November 9, Becoming members of society: January 16, at 4: This entry was posted in Uncategorized. View my complete profile. Since woman are seen as emotional and vulnerable, men atomatically think of themselves as higher status and try to eliminatete any memberw within.

Email required Address never made public. Learning the Social Meanings of Gender”, he explores the gender roles casted by our society.

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