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As human beings we instinctively have questions about anything and everything one of these questions is about the origin of gender According to The American Heritage Dictionary the word gender is defined as the condition of being female or male In this essay gender is defined by the characteristics of a person and their sexual identity in relation to society With the definition being clarified one may ask whether gender is instilled into us by society or naturally defined in our genes This question separates us into two groups where one groups belief contradicts the other The Essentialists believe that gender is predefined during birth if one was born a male then he will naturally be masculine and vice-versa The Constructionalists believe in the contrary they believe that gender is molded and perfected by the society in which we live In the movie Ma Vie en Rose directed by Alain Berliner and the reading X A Fabulous Childs Story by Lois Gould both groups were represented and ultimately suggests that gender is born to us as a natural phenomenon and shaped by the society in which we live One would agree that gender is constructed by society simply because of the obvious there exists people who are attracted to the same sex This basic idea is built on top of the theory that if gender is a natural given then the world in which we thrive would only consist of those who are certain of their sexuality boys will take interest in sports and GI Joe figures and girls will take interest in playing house and Barbie dolls No longer will there be boys like Ludovic and girls like Christina as portrayed in the movie Ma Vie en Rose who has been naturally blessed with the proper male or female sex organs but insist on behaving and acting like the opposite sex In the movie the suggestion that Ludovics parents originally wanted a baby girl
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