In response to what we have discussed thus far in Interpersonal Communication, I would like to further explore the idea of gender in the interpersonal communication arena. As was said in class, ”gender influences cultural perspectives.” Gender also influences how we view ourselves in society. On the flip side, I’ve seen how society can mold the way we label ourselves in terms of gender.
The well-known concepts of masculinity and femininity run rampant in
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Masculinity and femininity are social archetypes whose purpose is to control human beings. Their sole purpose is to dictate how we should act in society, yet they lend themselves not to allow people to be what they want. I believe the concept of being one’s true self to be the most liberating. For when one is being who they truly are, the societal concepts of masculinity and femininity are of no importance.