Week 2 blog
1.) gender as a performance can best be described as "doing " gender although you are sometimes unconscious of the fact that you are actually doing it. The results from what you do or how you preform gender is also what connects you to the world or shows how the world views or looks upon you. This is why gender is performed specific to different situations and/or moments.
2.) In my opinion, gender preforms your identity or at least how society identifies you and is extremely influenced by your race, class, culture. It is almost as if we have to do this because we have been doing this so long and this is the world we have created for ourselves.
3.) Gender makes life real because this is what the entire world is based upon. You are not accepted if you are different or do not fit into the two cateories either male or female and you may even be looked down upon. We have created a real life situation where difference is not accepted.
4.)As stated before yes gender definetly does show how or sets the standards of how we are treated by others. Personally, I don't think this will ever change. We can say we can "do" gender different and that may help but honestly after doing gender this long the same way I think it is almost impossible for this to change. Yes there will always be differnces but there is no way we as a society can get every single person in this world to accept evrything and every diference in everyone.