Monday, April 23, 2012

Gender roles

The book i am going to use is as nature made him.  I am going to talk about gender roles and sex.  Which is stronger. Then i want to dive into nature vs nurture, talk about the effects of both. I want to use articles about all these controversies. Use my psychology notes which are very helpful. Im debating on whether if i should ask people their opinions on these subjects. If I do I'll include it in the essay.

Monday, April 16, 2012

As nature made him. #2

To be honest I still feel the same way. I am for nature because i think its innate therefore stronger than any extrinsic influences. Yes we do tend to give boys toy cars, more guyish things to play with therefore boys are raised falling into the man role.  Like when Davids parents made him play with girl things he was very against that and always wanted to come out of the farce of him pretending to be a girl because he knew that was not really him. Sex is how your born and gender is how construct yourself. I think the sex side is stronger and will come out at one point or the other.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

As nature made him

Having taken psychology in high school, I know that one of the most important debates in psychology is Nature VS Nurture. In Davids case the nature side of him is winning. I have always thought that no matter what nature is the strongest of the two. WHY? Because we are born into it, its set in our genes, DNA whatever you want to call it. Davids parents are doing everything  to teach him how to be a girl. As much as he's been taught he still has the manliness in him (machoness). Its understandable what the parents wanted to do. However they weren't strong enough to go against how he was born. Even so nurture still does play a role in lives but not when the nature side has a great pull such as in this situation. I think nature is a very important aspect of all our lives. I think nurture plays a small role compared to nature. As much as David was being taught to be a girl he still was expressing boy characteristics because he was born a male. I think sex does determine gender .