Using examples from your textbook, external resources, etc. to answer the follow
Using examples from your textbook, external resources, etc. to answer the following:
When looking at gender, there are a lot of concepts surrounding the word. Looking at its origin and the way the word has evolved, we can understand it to mean characteristics that fall on a spectrum from masculine to feminine (and in some cases neither). For instance, we see women, girls, etc. who have many masculine characteristics (and as children are often called “tomboys”) whereas the inverse is true for men, boys, etc. who have feminine characteristics (and as children are often called “sissies”). Although these characteristics can be stereotyped, most of the time they shape our personalities, likes, dislikes, gender roles, etc.
Research the etymology of the word “gender” and discuss.
Who changed the word gender to encompass the theoretical concept of “gender identity”?
What is his background?
Why was/is he seen as a controversial figure?
Describe common gender roles and what developmental theories support/debunk these.