In the U.S. individuals are exposed to the stereotypes of what constitutes masculinity and femininity at a very young age. For this option, you will need to visit the toy and/or baby departments of a large store. There are often differences in clothing, toys, colors, and even packaging. Examine these areas in the store and take note of how the areas are divided and marketed. What differences do you see? How does this relate to the social construction of gender?
To understand the stereotypes of what constitutes feminity and masculinity, it’s prudent to give a perspective of what the terms means. Feminity and masculinity refers to the identity of an individual’s gender. Both feminity and masculinity derive their source from an individual’s gender