Jhulio Vargas Journal 1

Reading the article was eye-opening and it helped me understand a few of my behavior and how other people think and perceive sex and gender. In society, the programing of  sex begins even before a baby is born, you see parents say things like if I have a boy he will be treated like a king or if it is a girl she will be treated like a queen. This picture the mindset that immediately is created when we think of a specific sex, and we start to quickly attach the different way we should be treating a human base on sex. Don’t get me wrong is not like we are not supposed to be handling it differently; it is how some people or cultures treat human base on sex. Attaching different stereotypes; Is like society creates particular requirements of how a male or female should be perceived or treated.

Now, as society focuses more on studying gender and sex, we have come to understand better that it is okay to identify as man or a woman, depending on how you see yourself as. Self-identity is very important, rather than how society perceives you. In the first chapter of the reading, it talks about transgender. According to the article, a transgender person is a person born of a specific sex and grows older to discover that they feel like the opposite sex. When this happens, the person chooses to operate and physically become how they feel inside. For example, I met a woman who was born a man but identified as a woman and decided to replace most of her body parts to look like one. Now her transgender boyfriend is pregnant. This comes to the conclusion that identity is developed within ourselves.

Furthermore, some cultures dress and tell their kids that a boy has to dress like a man, with hats, dark neutral colors, that pink is for girls and blue for boys. Yet those are standers and requirements created by society and is delivered by how we communicate. In reality, what you wear does not define who you are or your gender. As the community continues to study gender and communication, we can continue to progress and have a better understanding of human sexuality and gender.

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