How Do We Show Belonging? Gender & Sexuality
Whether we want to or not, we send messages about our gender. There is no avoiding it. It seems everyone feels quite adept at assessing the extent to which someone fits the model. We think that, once we know the gender, we can then attribute tons of cultural expectations onto that person. Shorthand. Stereotyping.
We find our spot along the spectrum from overtly masculine to overtly feminine. We might celebrate excess or feel more comfortable keeping our messaging quiet. It’s all good.
In this section we explore some of the cultural expectations related to gender that are ours to follow and celebrate – or not.