Gender Roles in Society
TOPIC: The topic of my paper is how family, friends and society influence the idea of what it means to be a boy or a girl, placing gender roles and expectations on children from a young age. Gender roles are human constructs that are restrictive. The thesis: Artist Shea Diamond and transgender activist, shares through her music, the feelings of being forced into a gender role that she does not accept and rejects the expectations. Her music displays much meaning and inspiration for others, such as her song “I am her”.
Required Paper Components:
I. Introduction and Thesis Statement.
The introduction should:
o Identify the text(s) you chose to analyze including the title(s) and author(s).
o Provide a description/brief summary of the text(s) and why it was selected for analysis.
o End with your thesis statement—the claim you are making about the media under consideration.
II. Argument Claims & Supporting Evidence
Following your thesis statement, the next 3-4 body paragraphs will each
contain at least one claim that supports your argument and incorporates
evidence from the text to substantiate your thesis.
o Each body paragraph should have a clear topic sentence
o Each body paragraph should contain analysis of the text: explain how the text
supports your argument. Include summaries, quotes, etc. to support your
Conclude your paper by describing the text’s impact on social dynamics and societal
expectations of human sexuality. You can make more general claims about the text.