Masculinity and Femininity: Defining the Undefinable
Janet T. Spence University of Texas at Austin
Camille Buckner University of Texas at Austin
I don't know what good art is but I know it when I see it.
-- Well-known saying
Massive strides toward equality between men and women have been made in the United States over the past three decades. Yet despite these changes, many inequities remain. From the time they are born, males and females are treated differently in both obvious and subtle ways and are expected to behave differently. With this emphasis on gender, children learn to identify their own biological sex and the sex of others at a very early age and gender quickly becomes a central feature of children's emerging concept of self.1 They soon acquire knowledge of their____________________