Gender Resources

Gender can be defined as assigned cultural meanings and expressions of femininity and masculinity (men being only masculine and women being only feminine). When scholars talk about gender they generally mean the ways in which males and females interact and present themselves in society. There are agreed upon expectations of men (strength, ambition, competitive, emotionless) and of women (delicate, gentle, kind, loving, emotional). And when people present themselves outside or in between these notions of masculinity and femininity they are challenging cultural assumptions of femininity and masculinity.