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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In this particular prompt, one might want to examine news media reports of crimes that have been committed by women.  For example, the recent Amanda Knox trial might be one such instance where issues of gender bias might be permitted.  Examining how different news organizations displayed Amanda Knox before, during, and after the trial and the different descriptions present might be a worthwhile exercise.  Extrapolating this to a larger setting would be how the media covers crimes that have been committed by men and women.  For example, examining any potential differences between Aileen Wuornos and other serial killers could be another moments where gender bias might have been evident.

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Humans live and function in a world of gender.  Gender is given in signals to humans form the moment of their birth.  Gender includes the term male and female in society.  When an infant is born he or she is placed in clothes that identify his or her gender.  Humans automatically respond to the infants giving the infants signals that are identified with gender.  Girls tend to be cooed at more softly and stroked more gently.  Males are spoken to about male related topics.  As the young develop into toddlers toys are selected for the child based on gender.  The media in form of commercials encourages boy toys versus girl toys. 

There is actually an agency/association whose goal is to end gender form discrimination and it includes transsexuals and trans genders as people needing advocacy since they are a non-recognized gender; The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition.

"Characterizing themselves as neither female nor male, as both, or as somewhere in between, genderqueers challenge binary constructions of gender and traditional images of transgender

people. "