Butler is, however, not stating that gender is a sort of performance in which an individual can terminate the act; instead, what Butler is stating is that this performance is ongoing and out of an individual's control. Given the biological underpinning to gender identity, it is bad science to separate out gender identity from being part of biological sex. Emerging from the criticism of objectivity , social constructionism challenges concepts of knowledge put forward by positivism , which postulates the externality of reality and that empirically-proved truths are mind-independent. A certain gendered patriarchy turns abstraction into material reality. Putting all this together gives us the Assignment Argument: These variations of social interactions force individuals to "learn what is expected, see what is expected, act and react in expected ways, and thus simultaneously construct and maintain the gender order". However, quantitative research can reinforce gender and cultural assumptions as well through item construction. Assigning and belonging — although connected — are quite different. Particularly in television, men are usually shown as being nonemotional and detached. In other words, gender is an institutionalized system. There are many different factors that affect body image , "including sex , media , parental relationship, and puberty as well as weight and popularity". Since the conclusion follows logically from the premises, the only way of resisting the argument is to reject one of the premises. I created It's Pronounced Metrosexual in , write everything here, do the doodles, and I even coded the site itself. Biology does matter. My cat Maisie is furry — equivalently, she has the property of being furry. Results showed that 6-year-old children tend to conform to choices that their peers find more popular.