I have to disagree with the title of the article by “Judith Lorber” and that is not because “The social Construction of Gender” is not an impressive title that attracts the reader, but because it undermines the process that society or human create gender symbols and interaction to simplify the distinction of gender. I would like to give it another title which you can disagree with, but because I believe that my title “Gender is enforced and reinforced by society” serves the article more justice. The original title may imply that gender roles assigned by society are the correct process that we all must submit to its policies and requirements. My title explains the article but also raises the question that gender roles assigned by society may be questioned and is not necessary path for every individual. Nowadays, infants and children’s gender is identified by clothes, behavior and interactions.
Many of us can easily identify the role of a father or a mother without a class we have to take in college or without reading a book about how to become a mother or what is the responsibilities assigned for both , rather because human set specific rules for each. So, we adopted the idea and enforce it by symbols that distinguish both genders. However, categorization of roles is done on a daily basis, and as stated in the article “individual’s construction starts with assignment to sex category on the basis of what genitalia look like at birth”. And babies are dressed in a way that the category displays them, and that’s because parents don’t want to be asked whether the baby is a boy or a girl. However, I do agree with the author that gender is a social institution that organizes human lives, and that human society depends on a predictable division of labor. Also, that Human society assigns responsibilities and process of pattern for each individual. In my opinion and as the author stated that the purpose of gender is to organize society, and to establish a process that makes things easy, but I also believe that we must not allow society to assign roles or rules and enforce responsibilities on individuals just because it is a process that society construct for us, but because it is something we believe in and adhere willingly.