Visualizing Sociology in Everyday Life

22. How do babies become masculine and feminine?

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How do babies become masculine and feminine?
photo: Terra Schultz
How do babies become masculine and feminine?
photo: Terra Schultz

The obvious similarities between this baby girl and boy will become less and less evident as each is ‘pushed’ to assume gender roles. While these twin babies do not seem to care whether they are dressed in pink or blue, color does matter to most parents who want strangers to know their baby’s sex. What would happen if a baby were thought to be the other sex?

 

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