Gender, Gender And Gender Roles

2086 Words May 17th, 2016 9 Pages
Gender refers to being male or female. It is usually used to determine the cultural and social difference between men and women. Gender roles are expectations of how males and females should behave, what attitudes they should have, what activities they should do and etc. according to their culture (Witt, 2016). Years ago, males and females had specific roles that separated them from each other. Males were known to go hunting to provide food for the family, and females were to stay at home and take care of the kids. Nowadays, those gender roles have no function in the society anymore because of how the quality of life changed over the years. As women entered the workforce in 1960s, they equalized themselves with men economically. As they started working along with men, the gender roles no longer could be applied to them, therefore, they have no function anymore. However, still today, stereotypes exist that separates women from men, usually with the intentions of degrading either of the genders to make one gender more superior over the other. These stereotypes are mostly about degrading women. They can be seen or heard of in stories, movies, commercials, advertisings, books, videogames and etc.
In 2014, Always made a commercial called “#LikeAGirl” where it addressed some of the stereotypes about women and showed how greatly these stereotypes can affect them. The commercial starts with the director asking a group of adult girls and guys to define what being like…

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