Gender Performance (750 words max)

Throughout this semester we have looked at several different arguments relating to the social construction of gender including how it is constructed, how it has changed, and how stereotypes regarding gender are reinforced. Your task for this essay is to develop a persuasive argument convincing someone who believes gendered behavior is completely determined by biological sex to believe that gender is a social construction. You should clearly define social construction/gender performance and then proceed with your persuasive argument. Each argument you make, MUST be supported with cited evidence. Make sure to have clear reasons for the existence of the social construction of gender and support each with research. Feel free to bring in outside examples and artifacts to more fully support your argument. There is no word limit to your answer. You should have at least three complete arguments in your essay.


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