YourBehavior Creates Your Gender
Thevideo aims to claim that the form of gender is not gained at birthwith the philosopher cherishing the aspect by providing a vividdescription of the difference between the commonly mistakenperforming gender and gender being performative. From the interview,the philosopher asserts that no individual is born with eithergender, but the growth process dictates the consolidation of theimpression of being male or female. To conform to the views of thephilosopher, the behavior of an individual has a great contributionto what others will view as either male or female.
Thedistinguishing factor between the performance of gender and theperformative gender lies to the fact that the performed genderexpects a person to assume a role in either gender and act in a waythat portrays a gender and could be different from the real gender ofthe person. The aspect of performative gender reflects the actionsthat produce a series of consequences. Performative gender leavesother people in question of the real gender of the individual fromthe fact that the performative gender consumes the behavioral aspectsof the individual. The philosopher claims that whenever an individualportrays the performative gender, it creates a phenomenon that gets aconstant reflection and reproduction.
Anaspect of performative gender has real power to change the way welook at the gender status of people. The process is, however,difficult from the complexities faced by sissy boys and tomboys asthey try to express themselves freely without the society imposing onthem a stereotype and expecting them to act normal. Bullying,stereotypes, and psychiatric institutions lead among the constrainingfactors that prevent the people from expressing their gender freelywhen among other people. In conclusion, it is important to strip downof the constraining factors and to resist the influence of violenceimposed by the ideal cultures of gender. The results will aid thosenonconforming to their gender presentations to settle in theirpreferred gender through cultural steps.
RuPaulannounces that the challenge of the week for the Queens will be amaxi challenge in the
SnatchGame. It is such a rush to everyone to pull off an appropriatecostume to flow with their
desiredcharacter. The interesting puzzle is around Kennedy Davenport as shetries to
impersonateLittle Richard, who is a man. The fellow contestants want Kennedy toimpersonate Sweet Brown since they all believe that no person wouldhave an interest in portraying herself as a man in such a tightcompetition in the Snatch Game. However, it is interesting to findout that Kennedy feels she is not confident revealing herself as asweet girl but would rather reveal herself as a man, which she wantsto do. She does the Little Richard, and as shocking, as it is, shewins the challenge.
Itis common for such experiences to happen. A girl feels that she is inno way close to comfortable while expressing herself as a girl, andshe goes forward to express herself through manly ways. The commonemergent stereotype, expressed in the film by the other queens isthat no one would ever show interest in such manly expression. Thepeople want the manly-inclined women to conform to the societalexpectations and struggle to fit in their natural birth gender, whileto them feminism proves to be the opposite of comfortable. Ru comesby and after hearing that Kennedy wants to pull a male character, shedoes not offer any guidance to Kennedy, but she does not object thatmove. The position played by Ru is the encouraging position to pushthe inner self-reveal itself, rather than encouraging the queen toconstrain herself within the feminism expectations to portray femalecharacters.
Kennedy’scharacter choice reflects the immense confidence and comfort shefeels while expressing herself as a man. At the end of the challengewhere she emerges as a winner, it is settled that her inner self ismore yearning for a male type of recognition, and it would helpgreatly if the others dropped the stereotypes and supported hercause.