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Applying Sociological Theories on my Personal Life: Sex and Gender
Introduction
Social conflict theory is one of the major theoretical perspectives in society. This
theory views the society as a system that is composed of different groups that are not equal,
and therefore the differences generate conflict and change (Dillon, 89). Based on sex and
gender, every society that has ever existed and is known to us is founded upon assumptions
of gender difference and the politics of gender inequality. In my society in Hong Kong,
women are considered to be different from men. There are different criterions that people
have used over the years to explain the differences. Biologically it is explained that the
females are wired differently. Their anatomy, biological formations, brain chemistries and
brain structures are completely different from those of men. Scientists have also explained
that nurture or how the people are nurtured when they grow up or in their respective societies
bring about gender differences in the society Although there exist differences between the
two causes of gender differences in the society that is nature versus nurture, there exist
several common features between the two.
It is believed that nature and nurture see men and females differ from each other in
society. Although the reasons for them being different are different but at the end of the day
they believe that they are different. Nurture, for instance, believe that believes that the
process of socialization brings out the difference between the male and females, even though

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it allows some possibility of change. The school of nurture argues that a certain surrounding
or environment where a person grows can make him or her behave in a certain way, for
instance when a female grows up in a family of men, they might end up behaving as men and
the gender differences will not be as much as those females who are raised in an environment
where there exist men and women and the distinction is clear (Dillon, 23-90). Even though
nurture allows such a possibility of change, they still argue that males and females are
different. Both schools of thought assume that the differences or the distinctions between men
and women are very much great which would require more analysis than the differences that
exist among either men alone or women alone. Men could be different but the difference is
not as distinctive and as decisive as that which exists between the two genders. The same
scenario applies to women.
Another theory that can be applied in my personal life is Feminism. It is a theory that
is composed of perspectives that view society as traditionally unequal between men and
women and strives for equality between sexes. In many societies, men are viewed to be more
important than women and that some things are supposed to be done by men and are not
supposed to be done by women. The society vies men as people who are supposed to lead the
women, because it views them as more superior than women and that they can handle
leadership well. Women, on the other hand, they are viewed as a lesser group that should just
concentrate on house chores and other menial jobs at home (Golovko, 89). This theory
encourages women to rise and fight for equality in society and that women should be viewed
equally with men. There should be no gender boundaries that limit women from doing the
things that men can do. There should be equity even in the payment of salaries because in
most places it is found that women are always paid less compared to men for doing the same
job over the same period. The theory enables women to voice their grievances as one people.

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Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Applying Sociological Theories on my Personal Life: Sex and Gender Introduction Social conflict theory is one of the major theoretical perspectives in society. This theory views the society as a system that is composed of different groups that are not equal, and therefore the differences generate conflict and change (Dillon, 89). Based on sex and gender, every society that has ever existed and is known to us is founded upon assumptions of gender difference and the politics of gender inequality. In my society in Hong Kong, women are considered to be different from men. There are different criterions that people have used over the years to explain the differences. Biologically it is explained that the females are wired differently. Their anatomy, biological formations, brain chemistries and brain structures are completely different from those of men. Scientists have also explained that nurture or how the people are nurtured when they grow up or in their respective societies bring about gender differences in the society Although there exist differences between the two causes of gender differences in the society that is nature versus nurture, there exist several common features between the two. It is believed that nature and nurture see men and females differ from each other in society. Although the reasons for them being different are different but at the end of the day they believe that they are different. Nurture, for instance, believe that believes ...
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