Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date Gender Socialization Q1. Major Socializing agents Socialization occurs throughout a person's life and it is where a person begins to recognize the expectations that a society places on him/her. It is in childhood that a person experiences socialization in a significant portion of his/her life. There are various agents to socialization and they include; the family peers media and school. Family This is the most crucial socialization agent. Children depend on other people for their survival. Parents and guardians teach responsibilities and roles to be carried out by children. They educate children on social ties sharing resources and the life of a team. They also help children know their culture norms activities. My current strong desire to win in whatever that I do is mainly due to my past spirit to win during sports. Sporting clothes I put on currently has been brought about by my childhood clothing habit because I loved dressing in sporting clothes. Watching television programs and movies during my childhood has significantly influenced my current love for watching Television programs. Watching is important because it allows a person to get updated on current events and acquire business skills. My childhood love for friendship has influenced my current ability to make new friends and maintain them. Maintaining friendship is important because they help in sharing ideas and with different ways of handling a particular problem. [...]
Answer the following as best you can. You do not need to answer all the questions, but your paper should address the major points of gender socialization. 1. From what you know about your own upbringing, what were the major socializing agents in your childhood? Discuss what behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, etc. you learned from these agents and how your socialization has influenced the person you are today. 2. Toys for female children often socialize them to be talkative, relational, expressive, and domestic. Toys for male children often socialize them to minimize talking while focus on strategizing (army toys), on physical aggression (guns, actions figures), on thinking (building blocks), on danger (swords, grenades). Think of your experience as child and what toys helped to socialize you. Describe what toys, items, or activities you think had a significant influence on your present adult behaviors, attitudes, values, etc. and how/why. I tend to agree with research in that both sexes lack characteristics due to gender socialization. For instance, females may focus too much on relationships while males have difficulty discussing their feelings. Do you think the way our culture socializes girls and boys is positive or negative? Both? How do you think you might socialize a child if you were the parent? Would you do it the same or differently from the way you were raised? Why?