Understanding Gender Roles
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This paper examines research and studies that support the notion that the gender roles of men and women are determined at a very early age. Examples of this process are cited throughout the paper. Included in this discussion are the ways that gender roles that are defined when we are children affect choices we make as adults in regard to education, career, and attitudes. The paper talks about the need to better understand the early formation of gender roles so that we need not undo this process as adults in order to attain true social equality.
From the Paper:"These roles were firmly accepted and promoted for years of existence in mankind. During the 1960's with the civil rights movement there was a major shift in the way women and men were viewed in the world. For the last four or five decades females have been moving to the forefront of equality and today many of the old gender role practices have been removed. The workplace has become much more equal and students in college are from both genders, but it is as adults the effort takes place. The gender roles of yesteryear are still being promoted and encouraged in the lives of children. Because of this, when the children grow up they often have to break out of the roles they have been taught and they work to squash the multi-generational habits that are ingrained in society. This can lead to many wasted years of confusion and struggle as both genders work together in today's society."
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