Gender and The City Essay

Gender and The City

Men differ from girls in cognitive skills, personally traits, attitudes, and social behavior. These differences formed through heredity and upbringing or developed   through the peer groups they associate with. As today, women behave differently to men in many activities in the society. In particular, men and women performed different task and responsibilities according to their needs, social practices, and to his belief as a person.

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For centuries, the differences between men and women were socially defined and distorted through a lens of sexism in which men assumed superiority over women and maintained it through domination. As the goal of equality between men and women now grows closer we are also losing our awareness of important differences. In some circles of society, politically correct thinking is obliterating important discussion as well as our awareness of the similarities and differences between men and women. The vision of equality between the sexes has narrowed the possibilities for discovery of what truly exists within a man and within a woman. The world is less interesting when everything is same.

It is my position that men and women are equal but different. When I say equal, I mean that men and women have a right to equal opportunity and protection under the law. The fact that people in this country are assured these rights does not negate my observation that men and women are at least as different psychologically as they are physically.

None of us would argue the fact that men and women are physically different. The physical differences are rather obvious and most of these can be seen and easily measured. Weight, shape, size and anatomy are not political opinions but rather tangible and easily measured. The physical differences between men and women provide functional advantages and have survival value. Men usually have greater upper body strength, build muscle easily, have thicker skin, bruise less easily and have a lower threshold of awareness of injuries to their extremities. Men are essentially built for physical confrontation and the use of force. Their joints are well suited for throwing objects. A man’s skull is almost always thicker and stronger than a women’s. The stereotype that men are more “thick-headed” than women is not far fetched. A man’s “thick headedness”, and other anatomical differences have been associated with a uniquely male attraction to high-speed activities and reckless behavior that usually involve collisions with other males or automobiles. Men invented the game “chicken”, not women. Men, and a number of other male species of animal seem to charge and crash into each other a great deal in their spare time.

Women on the other hand have four times as many brain cells (neurons) connecting the right and left side of their brain. This latter finding provides physical evidence that supports the observation that men rely easily and more heavily on their left brain to solve one problem one step at a time. Women have more efficient access to both sides of their brain and therefore greater use of their right brain. Women can focus on more than one problem at one time and frequently prefer to solve problems through multiple activities at a time. Nearly every parent has observed how young girls find the conversations of young boys “boring”. Young boys express confusion and would rather play sports than participate actively in a conversation between 5 girls who are discussing as many as three subjects at once!

The psychological differences between man and women are less obvious. They can be difficult to describe. Yet these differences can profoundly influence how we form and maintain relationships that can range from work and friendships to marriage and parenting.

Recognizing, understanding, discussing as well as acting skillfully in light of the differences between men and women can be difficult. Our failure to recognize and appreciate these differences can become a life long source of disappointment, frustration, tension and eventually our downfall in a relationship. Not only can these differences destroy a promising relationship, but most people will grudgingly accept or learn to live with the consequences. Eventually they find some compromise or way to cope. Few people ever work past these difficulties. People tend to accept what they don’t understand when they feel powerless to change it.

According to Annemarie Failla cited the advantages of being a woman and how woman get involve herself in the social activities.  Women are more tuned to our emotions than males and find it much easier to express ourselves.  Mostly, we can say that a women is more tuned than men because women can easily express their feelings, thoughts and ideas to the person she is dealing with. Nowadays woman acts differently in the city it’s all because of the ability to be open in many ways. They could easily get along to people that surrounds him.

             While most men wouldn’t be caught dead crying in public, (let alone in front of their partners), women will find a number of reasons to burst into tears, be it out of frustration, or for emotional reasons, or for no-particular reason at all (as some men might have you believing!). For women, crying is often an outlet for stress relief and offloading pent up emotion. For males, crying is mostly perceived as being a sign of weakness. But one aspect of crying that males haven’t yet discovered or mastered, is that in an argumentative situation, it can be used as a tool to get your own way or to prove a point (not that women would intentionally do this, of course!). But in the case that all else fails, for the maximum effect, try turning on those waterworks!

There are many factors that could identify the differences of both genders. One of which is the Sociological point of view from the functionalist perspective is that these differences serve a purpose in our society and culture. Our differences having both positive and negative attributes create an orderly system in which both genders can participate actively.
As clearly stated of Helen Fisher, an anthropologist believes that gender roles evolved millions of years ago. Groups of men and women participated in different aspects of communal life (hunting, foraging, and birthing rituals); when they were successful they passed on their genes. Thus creating a pattern of gender stereotypes that exist to this day.  As men and woman grows ups, there are many changes will happen most especially in physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. And it depends on how they act in the society.  They can have these changes through emerging themselves in many kinds of people, and develop himself to be matured.

            The biological theory states that biology is the key to gender differences, it gives men androgens to help build muscle mass and women estrogen to increase the development of soft tissue and fat. Women and men are different mentally; men tend to be better at solving analytic problems, while women are more articulate and creative. So are the differences between how men and women are raised so culturally binding that from a young age we can acknowledge which gender roles we must play socially? Campell states “By age three or earlier, children know which sex they are, and they understand basic expectations our society has of masculinity and femininity” Julia T Wood’s Gendered Lives (Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing, 1999.)

Identity Importance
On my point of view the more important for identity of such person in the city is “gender identity”. Traditionally, each one of us has it’s own style, belief, and practices in the city where people live in. Every gender has a role to be performed and followed in order to know the identity of a person and we able us to know which gender they are belong. And how can we determine the identity of such particular person through their actions, position, works, behavior, and physical aspects of man. And by that through studying the differences of being men and women we can easily understand the behavior of such person living in the city.

An ethnic may overlap or even coincide with a nation, especially when national identity is defined primarily in terms of common origin. Member of nations may also identify with each other, often presuming common ancestry, and generally recognized by the others as a distinct group with a specific names. Nations tend to have a common identity: mostly cultural, usually linguistic, and sometimes religious. An ethnic group that is also a nation may be the titular nation of a nation-state. Some ethnic groups have no sovereignty.

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