the United States citizen the right to vote without taking into consideration their sex in 1920.
Gender as performative
Foucault’s idea of discourse and the development of queer theory lead to the creation of
Judith Butler’s theory of gender as performative, not just constructed. Butler thinks that not all
people have the same characteristics because of their sex, two “biological sexes” are socially
constructed as gender is, gender is constructed through the repetitive performance of gender. As
an illustration, society assumes that girls should like dresses, skirts, pink, and makeup.
Nevertheless, we have seen how many boys like pink, dresses, and makeup. Gender as
performative is the idea that we are constructing gender as we act it out, but gender should be
seen as a variable to shift and change.
Imperial masculinity is the idea that men should have the power just because they are
men and ideologies that favor men over women. Society usually sees male as the dominant sex
and give them the power to control women, races, emotions, wealth, and authority. Through the
ideas of imperialism, men construct and naturalize the mainstream assumptions of race, class,
ethnicity, sex/gender differences that established the hierarchies.