The Presentation of Gender and Sexuality in Any Two Modern Comic Worksdocx
MEANING OF GENDER
The word “gender” is a derivation from the Latin word “genus” meaning group. It is commonly used to denote the biological and anatomical differences between males and females as defined by primary and secondary characteristics.
According to Kendal (2003),he defines gender as culturally and socially constructed differences between females and males found in the meanings beliefs and practices associated with femininity and masculinity. So, socially or culturally acquired attributes are expressed as power, roles, resources and privileges bestowed by virtue of sex which are fundamental of persons as either male or female. On the other hand, gender refers to the rights and obligations that are normative for men and women in a particular culture. This means that gender is culturally defined, dynamic, learned and is essentially driven by the ever-changing societal values-traditions, customs, conventions, mores and regulations.
Published: July 20, 2017
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