Gender Expectations On Men And Women And Gender Roles In Modern Society

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Should our biological sex determine our personality? In modern society, they do. From birth, we are assigned a gender and are socialized to conform to certain gender roles. Even when the babies are still in the womb, we put gender expectations on them. For instance, boys like blue while girls like pink. Gender expectation impact men and women in the areas of employment, dating, and marriage. Men and women are impacted by gender expectations when they look for a job. As children, we are told that we can be anything. Sadly, this is a lie. For example, men get ridiculed for wanting to be an elementary school teacher. People question why they want this. For many, the role of an elementary school teacher is better suited for a woman. They question if he has any bad intentions. Does he want to help students, or does he really have some other agenda? This is a tragedy because children often imitate behaviors they see. Male elementary school teachers are positive role models for young boys. They help young boys to shape how they should behave. Not only do boys benefit from male teachers, but girls do as well. We live in a world that is so diverse. It is important for young, impressionable children to witness this first hand. Gender expectations in employment also affect women. For instance, women are often discouraged from pursuing a career as a firefighter. Many people consider this job to be better suited for males. They believe that women just aren’t strong enough. During World

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