In sociology, feminization is the shift in gender roles and sex roles in a society, group, or organization towards a focus upon the feminine. This is the opposite of a cultural focus upon masculinity. when engaging in feminization that person is assigned as a male or female but act as if they were the oppose sexs. In this article you , get a chance to learn how feminization begins,

Scholar Ann Douglas chronicled the rise of what she describes as sentimental "feminization" of American mass culture in the 19th century, in which writers of both sexes underscored popular convictions about women's weaknesses, desires, and proper place in the world.[1]

It can also mean the incorporation of women into a group or a profession that was once dominated by men.[citation needed]

Potential examples of feminization in society can include:

  • Feminization of education – Majority female teachers, a female majority of students in higher education and a curriculum which is better suited to the learning process of women.[2]
  • Feminization of poverty – Less income for females than males in the labour market, and female single-headed households seem to face poverty more severely than other women.]

How feminization beginsEdit

studies states humans , carries twenty-two chromosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes. Chromosomes are protein found in the nucleus of most living cells of a human body , carrying genetic information in the forms genes. The male body have the chromosomes with the letter of X and Y, and the females have the chromosomes of X,X. So, When it comes down to a change in sex the Y chromosomes play's a critical role throughout the process . However, the X



  1. ^ Ann Douglas (1977). The Feminization of American Culture. Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN 0-374-52558-7
  2. ^ Carole Leathwood, Barbara Read, 'Gender and the Changing Face of Higher Education: A Feminized Future?', Open University Press, ISBN 978-0-335-22714-3, 2008.