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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Our society has definitely grown to be more open minded about gender roles and not solely restricting certain characteristics or jobs to one specific sex.

Learning the Social Meanings of Gender”, he explores the gender roles casted by our society.

They assume the role of being more self sufficient and self reliant then woman. Such an alternative conception of gender roles captures the hierarchical and competitive masculine thirst for power, which can, but need not, lead to aggression, and the feminine quest for harmony and communal well-being, which can, but need not, result in passivity and dependence” Again, this does not signify superiority as it has typically thought to be but rather a different natural predisposition to what they have to do.

Everyone is born male or female BUT society forms us into men and women. In the United States I see gender roles with a much larger emphasis than any other. People who often take control of situations and speak loudly or crudely are considered more manly.


Learning the Social Meaning of Gender. This quote is particular in that it highlights a fundamental idea that many modern day feminists and myself share.

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But also play a role in the way we act as people. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this essay and how insightful it was. There are many things that are considered feminine to our society. Women and men have distinct characteristics to show the separation between man and woman. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Masculinity is associated with aggression while femininity deals with passivity. Each generation also plays a big part in how open minded society can be when it comes to gender. In many senses men and women are complete oppositions of each other.

Posted by Julie Crump at 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. January brcoming, at 4: Women are almost naturally given the role of the caregiver, mother, and a dependence on men.

Daesha warner November 12, at 9: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender By: The appearance of large upper body strength give men the feeling of power and strength.


Americans have been getting better at accepting homosexuals and transgender individuals. Devor starts by stating how gender identity begins at a very young beecoming, between eighteen months and two years.

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Unknown November 12, at 9: Us and Them By: Memberrs are commenting using your Twitter account. Harry Potter and the Discourse of Gender. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Create dfvor free website or blog at WordPress.

These known behaviors for men and women are commonly known as masculinity and femininity. Men are seen as a hierarchy in society. Posted by michelleyyang at This site uses cookies. Woman will be heterosexual more often because of their want to procreate, and will dress and act in way that may attract men.

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Email required Address never made public. Spam prevention powered by Akismet. Wednesday, November 9, Becoming members of society: Hi colleagues, fastidious piece of writing and good urging commented here, I am actually enjoying by these.