Gender, Gender And Gender Roles

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Society has institutionalized gender roles since the beginning of time, a common one is that women are the nurturers and housekeepers, while men are the breadwinners of household. In spite of centuries, and fighting for women 's rights, such as the right to vote in the late 1920s. Women still have roles to fulfill, even in a modern society that is dominated by a virtual world. Gender identification has multiplied from that of men and women, to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ).. Nonetheless, we still have particular roles even for women in gay virtual communities. Education and gender are significant in dictating the participation as well as limitations of women in social media. They demonstrate that gender roles are persistent even in social media, but most importantly, that women are the primary object of societal values. Virtual communities mimic traditional social interactions in regards to the social construction of gender identification. These virtual communities become another place where one individual find themselves representing the stereotype of their gender identity as opposed to representing themselves, fighting to alter or modify their virtual interactions to expected norms. Researcher Shaw explores how gender identification is significant even in a space where you do not have to label your gender identity according to societal norms, because a new gender identity is constructed within the community (Shaw, 2012). The majority of the people…

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