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What is gender identity Many people may be unfamiliar with this term They may even propose that gender identity classify a person as a man or woman In the readings Gender Role Behaviors and Attitudes by Aaron Devor and The Gender Blur Where Does Biology End and Society Take Over by Deborah Blum the authors describes gender identity through genders different roles behaviors attitudes and biological impacts Although Devor and Blum have similar strategies to inform their audience about gender identity there is at least one major disparate approach the authors use to appeal to their audience Blum combines statistical evidence with her personal experience in order for her audience to relate to her writing while Devor uses an informative tone to reach to his audience about gender identityDevor uses a serious informative tone in Gender Role Behavior and Attitudes to present his message about gender differences to his audience He creates this tone by providing descriptions and explanations in his writing Take a text from his piece as reference people appear feminine when they keep their arms closer to their bodies their legs closer together and their torsos and heads less vertical then do masculine-looking individuals Aaron Devor 18 This quote reveals Devor directly telling the audience about the genders differences rather than adding examples for them to relate to in reality His reading mainly consists of one explanation after the other Although explanations of a subject is a good way to help the audience understand the topic the lack of examples will make it hard for them to relate to personally As a result the message of the reading will be presented but the audience wont be able to incorporate it into their life Therefore the reader can assume by the tone of the reading that the intention of the author was to just inform the audience about the genders different behavior and attitude Devors constant use of complex vocabulary also constitutes an
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