What are little boys made of?
"Snips and snails, and puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice, and everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of."
-Robert Southey (1774-1843)
"If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it!"
-Beyonce Knowles (2008)
When you were growing up, whoever raised you somehow taught you about what girls are, what girls do and are expected to do, and also what boys are, what boys do and are expected to do, etc.
What were you taught about BOTH boys and girls? Who taught you, and how did they convey it to you?
As an adult, how do you feel now about the things you were taught regarding gender? How have your sex and/or gender impacted your life experiences?
Hint (1): It is not acceptable to simply state that you were not taught about gender growing up. Reflect on how you were taught gender roles and provide an analysis of how that has impacted your life experiences as an adult.
Hint (2): Be sure to reference and properly cite the course textbook and other course materials in your response.