Blog Post #11

Judith Butler believes that gender is a performance by claiming, “It would make no sense to define gender as the cultural interpretation of sex, if sex itself is a gendered category”. Because of these limiting boxes that are created upon us, Butler believes that we must identify ourselves through performance. We as a society do create gender and you are not necessarily born liking dresses or wanting to play football, but rather we are taught to like the things we like. Before a baby is even born, at baby showers they are already installing gender norms by flooding the room with pink or blue. In the media, we see how women “should look”, “act” and even are told what our goals should be. For men, they are told to like sports, to be “tough”. 

Judith Butler | Sayings