Sexual Identity, Gender and the Millennials
The chapter starts with a discussion of the notion that gender is socially constructed and open to choice. It discusses the ideas of Judith Butler who sees gender as a kind of performance that can be changed according to the desires of individuals. This leads to a discussion of gender roles in society and the notion that they are not universal and not merely natural. It is estimated that there are around seven million LGBTQ Millennials in America. Millennials, it is suggested, are much more supportive of gay marriage than the general population, and this is having an effect on society. The chapter concludes with a discussion of gender transformations, which have been taking place for many years.
KeywordsGender Performance LGBTQ
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