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Essay 1 Gender Identity Schwartz P Rutter V 2000 The Gender of Sexuality The Gender Lens 1 32-35 The concept I have chosen to critically evaluate is gender identity which means it is a persons self-perception of their internalized gender In todays world this may even start to become untruth I am a research assistant for a Professor in the Nursing Department and my job is to put together a survey for the transgender community to evaluate their health concerns and needs On this survey I ask What do you believe your internal gender to be and some of the options are male female androgynous asexual and gender queer It is amazing in todays society we are even going past the social construct and making newfound gender categories In lecture we talked about how sex determines sex at the time of conception at age 2 we label our selfs as male or female at age 5 we learn gender-appropriate behavior and stereotypes and at age 12 we mix and match stereotypes In the source material I have chosen it states that social science is at the center of diversity and continuously views the changes in human behavior They also state that it may be far more than the truth to say there are as many sexualities as there are people in todays world How true is that statement remember I am putting together a survey particularly for this population and by joint effort on both parties myself and the transgender community we have found this population already has broken the mold from the traditional male or female and are forming their own This area is of great interest to me personally due to the fact I myself am a male to female transsexual I remember at the age of 6 it was my first day of kindergarten and I Essay 1 Gender Identity went home crying because they separated the
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