Unformatted text preview: to dictate their gender and views the formation of gender as an ongoing process of reinforcement from others. For example when a young boy does something masculine or considered to be an appropriate behavior for a boy, he may be praised for it and therefore learn that it was good and want to repeat it. If the boy does something considered being feminine, he will likely not receive praise and may even be punished for it and he will therefore not want to repeat this behavior. According to Stryker, transgender phenomena take us directly into the basic questions of the sex/gender distinction and the concept of sex/gender system. Perhaps “sex” is a category that can be attained, like a citizenship. Transgender phenomena disrupt the normative gender, and calls out attention to the process of how normativity is produced. Thus gender construction is dependent on the environment and the culture, and not necessary the biology of the body....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course WST 10 taught by Professor Bays during the Winter '10 term at UCLA.
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