Gender Identity

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On finding out that my sex is opposite, I would feel distraught.Changing to opposite sex would mean that I would have to changealmost everything that I do start from dressing to talking. Both maleand female have different kinds of aspirations, place in the society,and behaviors (Crane, 2012).As such, on finding that I am of opposite gender, I would be upsetbecause I would be required to change the lifestyle that I am usedto.

My attitude towards the opposite sex was enlightened in three mainways. First, I learned we have different roles to play in the societyand as such, I should not expect opposite gender to see things theway I see them. Second, we are supposed to complement one another andas such, I should try to understand things from opposite sex point ofview before criticizing their reasoning (Counihan,2013). Finally, we are what the society and culture have madeas to be, therefore, I should appreciate and respect the way in whichthe opposite gender plays their role.

As a male, I have taken for granted the Patriarchal arrangements andperspectives in the society. I never conceptualized that women findit difficult to have their ideas acknowledged due to a patriarchalculture that we live in (Counihan,2013). Additionally, I took for granted the fact that everygender is supposed to dress and behave in a certain ‘feminine or‘masculine’ way. If I were a female my roles at home wouldchange to always been in charge of ensuring the house is well kept,children are well dressed, and guests are warmly welcomed both inoffice and at home.

In the ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ all the black charactershave gloves which can be considered racism where black people cannottouch some things (You Tube, 2015). The leader is a white male, whichcan be considered a sexual undertone. Sexism and racism have changedsince 1950’s with the development of gender equality (where even onthe TV. shows women act leaders) and growth of anti-racism slogans.In current shows, any member of the society is given any role toplay.


Counihan, C. M. (2013).&nbspFoodand gender. Routledge.

Crane, D. (2012).&nbspFashionand its social agendas: Class, gender, and identity in clothing.University of Chicago Press.

You Tube (2015). The Mickey Mouse Club. Retrieved 11thAugust 2016 from

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