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Social Roles of Boys and Girls
Examines differentiation between the two genders formed by role of popular culture. Adverse effects on boys & girls of cultural stereotyping.
# 10284 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 11, 2003 in Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Sociology (General)

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"In our contemporary landscape, violence masquerading as the display of machismo and the relentless pursuit of beauty are celebrated. American boys and girls are constantly bombarded by a barrage of images that pressure them to fit into cultural stereotypes. While boys are mesmerized by the cold steel of modern weaponry in the gun culture, girls are dazzled by the vast array of fashion, beauty products, diet programs and plastic surgeries. The bottom line is that boys are judged by what they do and girls by how they look. This fundamental characteristic ultimately defines the crucial differentiation between the two genders and their social roles.
According to the typical masculine stereotype, men are not allowed to display their weak emotions, such as sadness and fear. Consequently, with the passage of time, the long-term.."

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