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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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Society plays a big role in the definitions of masculinity and femininity since children will pick up on the values of the settings around them.

People who do not conform to our social gender roles are often not accepted and seen as “unnatural. However, these same instances would not necessarily be accepted mebmers American society during the s.

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Women are almost naturally given the role of the caregiver, mother, and a dependence on men. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this essay and how insightful it was. In the United States I see gender roles with a much larger emphasis than any other. Each generation also plays a big part in how open minded aarom can be when it comes to gender.

My thoughts on Gender & Media Becoming Members of Society By Aaron Devor

Women and men have distinct characteristics to show the separation between man and woman. Whether these gender roles are due to biological predisposition or because we have become socialized into them or some combination thereof it is important to acknowledge how critical it is to have balance and harmony in the world.


Masculine and feminine characteristics are usually believed to be opposites of each other. Posture is important becoking men.

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. They will be sensitive to needs of others more often then men.

Learning the social meanings of gender. The reason this quote was the one that stuck out the most to me is because of Devon’s seemingly contradictory opinion on becomint matter.

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Woman there for assume that role and it plays a role in the way they act sexually. Appropriation as Postmodern Media Practice. Unknown November 12, at 9: I’m 18 and a freshman at Florida State University.

Not only does society shape how others see us but how we see other people also. These behaviors have a definite correlation to society and the way they view these gender roles. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. But also play a role in the way we act as people. On the other hand, females are maternal, caring, and sensitive.

As children we “learn” how to become boys and girls. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Devor May 12, Aaron H. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Men on the other hand have a biological tendancy to be more agressive and dominant. Therefore, a child will try to conform to the gender identities set up by society. Learning the Social Meanings of Gender”, he explores the gender roles casted by our society. 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.


Us and Them By: Since woman are seen as emotional and vulnerable, men atomatically think of themselves as higher status and try to eliminatete any femininity within. Spam prevention powered by Akismet.

In many senses men and women are complete oppositions of each other. From our body postures to our careers. Devor argues that gender is cultural defined. 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.

Americans have been getting better at accepting homosexuals and transgender individuals. Gender roles vary between culture to culture. The way women are supposed dress, act, and speak is meant to attract a male counterpart. Many believe that for a man to retain is masculinity he must remain untainted my femininity.

Learning the Social Meaning of Gender. Becoming Members of Society: He says that even as children the toys we play with help us realize our roles.