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Gender is a Social Construct -- A Proposal for Gender Neutrality

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Started: 11/21/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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desaulnierspmsc2014

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The continual promotion of gender differences has reinforced sexist stereotypes and has been a hindrance to healthy social development. America should adopt the Swedish model of gender neutrality. Advertisements and products promoting targeting gender should be eliminated. Essentially, gender is a social construct, aided and abetted by the media.
BoisclairMSC2014

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The idea of gender as a social construct is a reasonable theory but how can the differences between a man and a woman be ignored. while media and advertisements do infact abuse the "rights" to these differences and overly highlight them for sales purposes. if a man and a woman were treated as equalls sexuall it would become a very monotone plain of existance, this may not be true in Sweden it would definantly apply to america.
Debate Round No. 1
desaulnierspmsc2014

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Debate Round No. 2
desaulnierspmsc2014

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Gender neutrality doesn't mean society becomes androgynous -- assuming that is what you may have meant by 'monotone plain of existence.' Instead, by not categorizing from the moment of birth girls as princesses and boys as pirates, it means allowing for the true nature of character development and diversity, not one hindered and presupposed by cultural biases. Yes, there is Title 9, but what kind of sports' events truly generates interest for women? And where are women in the list of Forbes 500 (certainly not 50-50). Media continues to perpetuate harmful stereotypes for both men and women -- demonstrating that the differences between men and women are the result of intense, socially engineered influences. We would do better to eliminate them altogether.
BoisclairMSC2014

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Posted by desaulnierspmsc2014 3 years ago
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Gender neutrality doesn't mean society becomes androgynous -- assuming that is what you may have meant by 'monotone plain of existence.' Instead, by not categorizing from the moment of birth girls as princesses and boys as pirates, it means allowing for the true nature of character development and diversity, not one hindered and presupposed by cultural biases. Yes, there is Title 9, but what kind of sports' events truly generates interest for women? And where are women in the list of Forbes 500 (certainly not 50-50). Media continues to perpetuate harmful stereotypes for both men and women -- demonstrating that the differences between men and women are the result of intense, socially engineered influences. We would do better to eliminate them altogether.
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