gender policing

For this discussion board post, think about how gender policing has functioned and still functions in your own life. For example, how have your parents, family members, friends, and/or peers demonstrated normative gender ideology (or “taught” you your gender)? How have you taken steps to police the way you “do” your own gender?

How do these ideas contribute to the perpetuation of heteronormativity, as discussed by Karin A. Martin’ in “Normalizing Heterosexuality: Mothers’ Assumptions, Talk, and Strategies with Young Children,” and Kristen Myers and Laura Raymond in “Elementary School Girls and Heteronormativity: The Girl Project”?