Gender and Identity

  • Sebastian18

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    Jul 24, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    Recently I've been having a number of very interesting conversations with some of my feminist colleagues and psychology friends on the topic of 'post-genderism', arguing that the constructs of gender are inherently detrimental to the development of personal identity and authenticity.

    I'm curious, what role, if any, do the constructs of masculinity or femininity play in your personal identity or simply in your daily lives?
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    Jul 24, 2013 6:30 PM GMT
    This is a topic for specialists. We learn these constructs at such an early age that few are aware of them. Someone who is uncomfortable with what his parents taught him would be aware of it.
  • Sebastian18

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    Jul 24, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    Actually, one of my friends is a therapist who does deal explicitly with gender-identity and sexual minority practices, the others are also academics.
  • samlenon

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    Jul 25, 2013 12:05 PM GMT
    Sebastian18 saidRecently I've been having a number of very interesting conversations with some of my feminist colleagues and psychology friends on the topic of 'post-genderism', arguing that the constructs of gender are inherently detrimental to the development of personal identity and authenticity.

    I'm curious, what role, if any, do the constructs of masculinity or femininity play in your personal identity or simply in your daily lives?



    both homosexual and heterosexual have this masculinity and femininity at the same time..u shouldn't make a mistake of someone's sexuality with this topic.its more about the behavior and manners and comes from 2 factors genetic and background (family & society and history).A lesbian can have more masculinity manner than a heterosexual male. heard about "Anima & Animus"? ; which is about masculinity and femininity inner personality..they are lying in our unconscious mind .it means men have feminine personality in their unconscious and visa versa for female and its very interesting to know that its not inflexible...thats because post modern researchers as Judith Butler calls it as "Queering" which means fluidity in sexuality desires and manners seen in ppl in any orientation and sexes.. this topic is very common in gender studies and take long time to discuss . More important is to specify what exactly is ur question..there r many references out there which all r academic and not bullshit some talking about .. yes Mr philibuster!