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Unformatted text preview: Women Culture and Society Section 14 Spring 2008 Debbie Shieh The Social Construction of Gender “The Social Construction of Gender” is written by Judith Lorber. It is about the social view of men versus the social view of women. Since the genitalia and the build of each are so opposite they are almost seen as different species. Women must have female parts while men must have male parts. The difference socially was enormous as shown many examples in her article. In the Olympics, women had to go through a series of physical tests to make sure they were “female” enough to join while the men did not have any examinations. This was to ensure that men could not enter a women’s competition because the man would supposedly have a much greater advantage. In sports in general, men were favored much more than women because men were expected to perform much more advanced...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course WOMEN CULT 101 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
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