Many sociologists see gender as something that we perform, something that we do. This set of drawings, sent in by Suzanne, Laura, Abi, Christie W., Erin B., Katrin, and Dmitriy T.M., illustrate our cultural complicity in this, and also our ability to get some perspective on it.
Colasquid Coelasquid (at least, I think this is the artist) draws a series of male superheroes in the pose given to Wonder Woman in David Finch‘s Justice League Cover. It reveals the degree to which these feminine poses are something we put on, not something we necessarily are.
Via RobotMutant.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.