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Assignment One

In this course we will address a number of topics related to gender and society. To analyze the impact of gender in society, we will first examine the way in which gender has affected our lives as individuals. For this assignment, you will describe your “gendered self,” providing a description of gender in your everyday life, and then analyze the ways that you gender impacts your everyday life. Describe what it means to be your gender in society and for you as an individual. Also discuss the way in which you conform or deviate from societal expectations of masculinity or femininity. How has gender as a social construct impacted your life choices? Provide a detailed description and analysis of at least one example of when gender has influenced you, interactions with others, decisions, etc. Incorporate related theories and/or course materials in your analysis. Also consider the following questions in your paper: How does your gender impact your every day interactions with others? How is appearance and body image related to how you experience gender? How are your performances of gender related to other social factors such as race, class, and sexuality?

How are you rewarded or disadvantaged for the way you “do” gender everyday? Paper Requirements: 4-6 pages in length (not including title and reference pages) Follow APA formatting guidelines Include a title page This course has “Resubmission” status enabled to help you if you realize you submitted an incorrect or blank file, or if you need to submit multiple documents as part of your Assignment. Resubmission of an Assignment after it is graded, to attempt a better grade, is not permitted. DISCLAIMER: “Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.” Assignment is adapted from Dr. Kristen Barber’s “Your Gendered Self” assignment. Assignment 1 meets the following course objectives: Examine the development of our gendered identities Evaluate theories that address the social construction of gender. Analyze the differing gender roles and expectations in society