Gender and Every Day Life in Mary Holmes’ Words:

• Differences between women and men are socially constructed, not biologically determined.
• Gender is learned and practised every day in relation to norms/rules/scripts.
• It is useful to consider whether we do gender, it is done to us, or produces us.
• There continue to be gender inequalities and social problems around gender.
• Processes of individualization and globalization foster new fashionings of gendered selves.
• Social and technological change continues to affect gender, and the future of gender may see continuities or breaks with the past.
• The most radical change would be for gender to disappear.