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Gender Roles
A look at the so-called traditional gender roles.
# 95748 | 1,231 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper discusses how, from the time that males and females are born, they are expected to fit into what society often terms as the "traditional" roles for each gender. The paper goes on to discuss that in reality, both males and females often uphold and/or violate these so-called traditional roles, as does the multimedia establishment. This paper takes a look at the various facets of male and female gender roles in an effort to better understand this complex topic.

Socially Defined Terms-Masculinity and Femininity
Male Gender Roles- Followed and Violated
Female Gender Roles-Followed and Violated
Physiological Aspects of Gender Difference
Rebelling Against Gender Definition

Sample of Sources Used:

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