Why do so many people seem to think that gender is static and not fluid? Why do so many people seem to think there are only two genders possible? Why are gender 'requirements' so rigid for men but not women in our society?
Gender is not the same as sex. Gender is based upon the 'masculine' and 'feminine' traits an individual has (with masculine and feminine being defined by society) whereas sex is based upon your genitalia. Also static means it does not change whereas fluid means it can change (I got yelled at before for not clarifying that).
Answer by vbruno at 8:54 AM on Apr. 14, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 9:02 AM on Apr. 14, 2011
Well the only 2 genders humans have is male and female
Wrong. Gender is not the same as sex. Gender is a set of social behaviors and characteristics that develop and change as a person grows and changes, just like attitudes and tastes.
OP, the reason people don't understand what gender means is because they were never taught and/or refuse to accept new ideas because they challenge thier prior beliefes. Many people have a hard time reconciling when they are confronted with information or facts that contradict what they believe to be true.
Answer by UpSheRises at 9:02 AM on Apr. 14, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:44 AM on Apr. 14, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:07 AM on Apr. 14, 2011
Answer by older at 10:43 AM on Apr. 14, 2011
Answer by Ms.Gwen at 3:47 PM on Apr. 14, 2011