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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These known behaviors for men and women are commonly known as masculinity and femininity. In the United States I see gender roles with a much larger emphasis than any other. This give the man a sense of dominance. People who do not conform to our social gender roles are often not accepted and seen as membsrs. I definitely agree with Devor in believing that society shapes how individuals understand gender.

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

Learning the Social Meanings of Gender. From our body postures to our careers. Us and Them By: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender By: Each generation also plays a big part in how open minded society can be when it comes to gender. Masculine attributes consist of being competitive, aggressive, and territorial.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Masculine and feminine characteristics are usually believed to be opposites of each other. 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.

The reason this quote was the one ddvor stuck out the most to me is because of Devon’s seemingly contradictory opinion on the matter.

On the other hand, females are maternal, caring, and sensitive. The appearance of large upper body strength give men the feeling of power and strength.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this essay and how insightful it was. He says that even as children the toys we play with help us realize our roles. Women being naturally more submissive and docile will tend to be followers, not because they are inferior, but because they have a natural disposition to be motherly and please as many people.

Posted by michelleyyang at By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. These behaviors have a definite correlation to society and the way they view these gender roles. Devor argues that gender is cultural defined.


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

Therefore, a child will try to conform to the gender identities set up by society. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: We are vunerable to these assumptions as young children and sociegy up to believe these assumptions are true. Learning the social meanings of gender. Masculinity is associated with aggression while femininity deals with passivity. Wednesday, November 9, Becoming members of society: Signorielli, Nancy, and Susan Kahlenberg.

Becoming Members of Society: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Feminine speech and dress is also effected by aaaron role of subordination and caring. Spam prevention powered by Akismet. Appropriation as Postmodern Media Practice.

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