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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Not only does society shape how others see us but how we see other people also.

This quote is particular in that it highlights a fundamental idea that many modern day feminists and myself share. However, these same instances would not necessarily be accepted in American society during the s.

Learning the Social Meanings of Gender. Spam prevention powered by Akismet. This level of success often makes men more competitive and aggressive in order to achieve this idealized sense of being a “man. Everyone is born male or female BUT society forms us into men and women. The non verbal cues or body language of woman differs from that of man and woman tent to act and interprete gestures better then men. Us and Them By: 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.

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Gender role characteristics reflect the conceptions that our society sees as acceptable and natural for human behavior. In my opinion Devor builds on this idea that men and women are built differently both physically and mentally to deal with different aspects of life. That is, that instead of going with the same old “women can do everything men can just the same”, Aaron Devor acknowledges that there is a significant diference between men and women, but no difference in importance.

Hopefully, soon gender discrimination will cease to exist.

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Devor’s “Becoming Members of Society: Masculine attributes consist of being competitive, aggressive, and territorial. Americans have been getting better at accepting homosexuals and transgender individuals.

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This balance and harmony in the home allowed us to solve and react to problems in ways we never would have thought of normally. But cevor play a role in the way we act as people.

Gillam, Ken and Shannon R. These behaviors have a definite correlation to society memgers the way they view these gender roles. Masculine and feminine characteristics are usually believed to be opposites of each other. This entry was posted in Uncategorized.


They assume the role of being more self sufficient and self reliant then woman. In some areas gender is loosely guarded while in others there are very strict behaviors between men and women. Men are established in society as successful, confident, and self reliant.

Posted by Julie Crump at We assume the ideal of a man or woman and take on that role ourselves.

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Gender roles vary between culture to culture. Email required Address never made public. Devor May 12, Aaron H. Women are increasingly being seen as the head of companies and the bigger bread winner within the family.

Create a free website or blog at Sofiety. I definitely agree with Devor in believing that society shapes how individuals understand gender. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog loading? The appearance of large upper body strength give men the feeling of power and strength.