Today, labels are placed upon people as fast as an eye can blink. One of the most common labels being placed is gender. Penelope Eckert and Sally McConnell-Ginet, the authors of “Learning to Be Gendered”, argue that gender is not based on biology; instead, it is a dichotomy meant to characterize people for life. Eckert and Ginet have convinced me to believe just that with their ideas that children have societal pressures and expectations placed upon them to fulfill their “specific” gender role.
Eckert and Ginet used a formal and educated tone to help them convince me that gender is not based on biology. They had an abundance of scientific research to support their thesis along with many situations that are relatable to their readers. The