Family : Family Gender Roles Essay

1429 WordsOct 20, 20166 Pages
Family Gender Roles Introduction Gender roles are usually centered on conceptions of femininity and masculinity, although there are exceptions and variations. (Wiki) Families play a big part in gender roles because from a young age children look up to the parents. Many people believe that women’s role is to be at home and men’s role to be out in the workforce. For this paper I will be reviewing three different pieces of literature; a website, How Do Male and Female Roles Differ in Your Family? by Katherine Schulten and Lily Altavena, published on February 9, 2012. A magazine article Gender stereotypes are holding strong: Beliefs about the roles of men and women are 'as firmly held now as they were in 1980 ' by Abigail Beall, published on March 9, 2016. A scholarly journal titled Family Patterns of Gender Role Attitudes by Jaime Marks, Lam Chun Bun, and Susan M. McHale, published in August 2009. Through this research, I would like to find more upon family gender roles. I would like to see if there is anything to offer to help change those roles both in the home and in society. Website Content & Coverage In the article, How Do Male and Female Roles Differ in Your Family? the audience in this website can be both for scholarly and general. The information is secondary in nature because the authors had taken the information from other sources. The article does provide general background information on how males and females are considered different when they are with the
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