The Welfare mother reveals Black women as lazy and not willing to work.
In her book, Pascoe is seen to examine masculinity and the ties it has with sexuality. Pascoe aims at understanding the connection between sexuality and gender as they are set in social institutions putting more focus on high schools. In the book, adolescent masculinity is frequently seen as supremacy that is presented not only through behavior but also sexualized discourse (Pascoe, 329). It was revealed that there are many different ways on how boys exemplified masculinity and acted out. A common way used by boys in asserting their heterosexuality and masculinity was by using the word fag. Boys commonly use this word than girls. This word was used in portraying masculinity and heterosexuality of the boy who used the word. Fag was feminized and set as a homosexual status.
In this book, gender cannot be inherited because it is not an ordinary phenomenon. The society is responsible for creating gender and it takes a nonstop teaching, education and implementation process by generations. Other individuals ascertain that gender comes from differences in physiology such as differences in female and men reproductive organs and genitalia. This is not true because gender and sex are not the same (Lorber, 55). Sex is all about the bodily difference between women and men because of the difference in chromosomes and genes. These genes have no capability of defining gender’s social construction that follows in each community. Gender is viewed as a way human beings form themselves. Individuals always want to associate themselves with a specific gender in order to feel