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Running head: CRITICAL COMMENTARIES 1 Critical Commentaries Name Institution affiliated Date
CRITICAL COMMENTARIES 2 According to Betsy Lucal’s “What It Means to Be Gendered Me,” has the society erred in forcing people to do gender? How does the society expect people to display gender? In the article, Lucal shares her experience with social construction of gender. She tells of various circumstances under which she has been mistaken for the opposite gender. Specifically, she speaks of how gender misattribution occurs, why is occurs, and how it can be prevented (page 19). Gender misattribution occurs when someone, due to his/her physical appearance (i.e. dressing, walking, etc.), is mistakenly treated or thought to belong to the opposite gender. In the article, Lucal affirms that she is one of the few people whose physical appearance is not congruent with her assigned sex or gender (page 19). In fact, she says she has been on several occasions referred to using masculine words like “he” and “sir” (page 20). For many

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