Consider Judith Lorber’s article, “Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender (Links to an external site.),” which was assigned reading for this module. Carefully address the following two questions:
- If you had to summarize in ordinary language the concept of “gender as structure,” what would you say? (How would you explain “gender as a social institution” to a relative or a friend?)
- How did Judith Lorber demonstrate the different significance gender categories have for the individual and society? (Hint: It may help to recall Lorber’s discussions of “sameness” and “difference.”)
Your assignment should be a paper 2-3 pages long, not including the required title and reference pages.