Is gender nature, or nurture?

Dear Lisa,

Are people born with a certain level of Masculinity / Femininity or is it learned and shaped by your life experience?

–Nature vs Nurture ( )


Dear Nature vs Nurture,

In my opinion, gender is a result of both nature and nurture. I think that most people are born with an undeniable masculinity or femininity. However, I think the degree of repression or extension of either polarity can vary depending on how one is nurtured or how one creates one’s life.

My experience of it is that life seems, at times, to be a process of getting back to what is authentic and not necessarily becoming something entirely different. Thoughts?

– Lisa



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