(3) Mon Sep 19 2005 14:26 gender: I am taking a sociology of gender class (my major is sociology, with a criminolgy emphasis) and our class discussion today is if sex is socially constructed. Gender is typically sicially constructed, boys play with trucks, girls with dolls, etc...but the argument was about giving all babies green blankets, and then a child's sex wouldn't be labeled on them since birth. I just kept thinking of anatomy and thinking that eventually that is going to play a large part of it...that is the issue that frustrates me with this class. Somethings just are, the end. oh well, at least the theories about uterus' shrinking as the female brain grows bigger because she is at school has been proved to be way of base...kind of like the theory we learned the other day about sperm controlling all of men's actions. (although you sometimes wonder if that is true ;) ah the joy of school. I love my majnor actually, and am having a great time.
Posted by Kristen at Mon Sep 19 2005 21:27
I love sociology too!
It's very simple. Gender IS social, sex IS biological. That's pretty much it. I really don't think guys are going to SUDDENLY turn into girls just because they're gay or whatever. And to think, I learned this in my narrative structure class.
Posted by jill at Fri Sep 23 2005 14:19
our teacher tried to prove today that girls can suddenly turn into guys, and vise versa....it doesn't matter what biological sex they are...and even the the biological girl is now acting/appearing as a guy, and thus has a girl as a girlfriend, they are not lesbian. What ever they are too. oh the wonder of studying worldly things.