SOCI 3193 – Race, Class, Gender, and sexuality in America
The Mask You Live In/ Green Book (Complete Essay).
Gender construction and expectation.
Watching the documentary (The Mask You Live In) by Newsom (2015), there two main ways gender construction and expectations affected me while growing up. Primarily, I was largely confined to feminine roles just like the boys in the film felt they were tied to masculine roles. This means from the family setting, I did the ‘softer’ duties like dishes, cleaning, and generally keeping the house in order. Despite the men around helping sometimes, I always felt it was expected of me and my mother to do such roles. I was also expected to be warm, humble, considerate in general. The boys in the house on the other hand did harder duties like cutting wood and taking care of the horses. They were also rugged and always fighting – something which my parents never questioned. Consequently, the second way………….(buy to read more).
Appx. 600 words.