This post is about how gender norms play a role in our every day life. I thought it would be interesting to compare the difference in self-care products used before bed every night. Items such as shampoo, conditioner, face wash, razors, and body wash, are worked into our life from the time we are a child. Scents and colors matching the gender we identify with. Not only is the packaging different for me and women, women are also pushed more items through marketing telling them to look a certain way and buy more products to make them beauiful. I decided to focus on the items my boyfriend has in his travel bag compared to mine. This is not the case for all women, some may not buy as many self-care products as me and that does not make them less femine just as a male having more products does not make him less masculine. But, from my point of view as a woman, I have felt the pressure to use more body and face products in comparison to my boyfriend. Therefore, I decided to focus on the difference between the number of our products, the packaging, and the purpose. Enjoy! 😊
Gender is a basic category of social life. It organizes and structures our social world and is a key component of social stratification. Through a sociological perspective, my photo blog post focuses on everyday objects such as: toys, clothing, and even cleansers, to show that “Stores Sell Gender Too” A Gendered Barbie? Femininity At Its […]
Gender is defined through traditional societal behaviors. In these photos, I captured how gender is being redefined through some of the most simplest acts by reversing the gender of the person who would normally be performing them.
Gendering starts at birth and follows them as they grow. It determines what bike they ride, it determines what toys they play with, and what toys they build.
People ignore gendered things they see whenever they go to the store without even meaning to. These are a few examples of what you may see.