Sociologists argue that gender identities are not innate or fixed, they are socially constructed and fluid. This is an argument that many in the LGBTQ community and those who identify as transgender would support. Others social commentators who are more critical of progressive gender politics would dispute this. You are asked to read through the attached article about changing gender identities and use the material as well as your knowledge and understanding of gender fluidity to answer the three questions that follow:
a) What is gender role fluidity and how can this be experienced or expressed?
b) Does the notion of gender fluidity challenge or support sociological explanations of femininity and masculinity?
c) How can gender role fluidity affect a person’s identity and social status?