A female undergoes many identity changes through life
Running head: IDENTITY CRISIS?
A female undergoes many identity changes through life. These changes can create a crisis for some women while seemingly not effect others.
At birth, both male and female children are labeled as "John's son", "Mary's daughter" and the like. Although we are given a personal name, for the most part, we are identified as belonging to our parents. For the female child, this belonging identity has only begun compared to the male who develops a personal identity. In the event a female has a brother, she is normally referred to as "Chris' sister"; to where the brother is generally referred to as "April's brother, Chris." Did you notice? The male's personal name generally follows and thus cementing his personal identity.
Later in life, a female generally marries. At this stage, not only does her last name change, but she may assume either another identity altogether or what I have come to term a "dual-identity". She has become "Stan's wife" or "John's son, Stan, wife". Think about it, when a man is introduced it is "Stan, he married Amy". Once again, the male's perso...