Essay on Gender Role Development

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Gender Role Development

I am a man, or maybe I'm a male, no wait I am a guy, although my parents still call me a boy, unless you ask an old person then I am a young man. Frankly, I don't know, understand, or care what I am because most importantly I'm me. My generation has numerous problems and some of the most pressing issues involve sex and gender. It appears we have some confusion on who's what and why, and I can see why this confusion exists we have some males wearing women's apparel and some females who are only females because of their lack of a penis.
When asked the question what was the difference between sex and gender I immediately thought my roommate was about to tell me a dirty joke. Once I realized that I was in
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My mother had the biggest influence on my better gender traits, while my father influenced the less appealing ones. My parents weren't very stereotypical in their gender roles. My dad was the emotional one he was much more apt to crying and also getting angry. My mother was the more logical parent. She also was the leader of the house. She pretty well told my dad who, what, where, when, and how. My mother also takes care of the finances, although my dad is the major breadwinner. My dad was also the non-confrontational parent. I feel I am a good blend of my parents. I seemed to have inherited and learned most of their good traits without taking on their bad ones.
In school I was the a-typical boy. I was around a lot of boys when I was young mainly due to participation in sports. When I got out of the athletic crowd I got into the artsy crowd. Through my high school years due to the crowd of girls and non-Neanderthal guys I hang around I was wrote off as a homosexual by people who didn't know me. In my school any guy who participated in speech and drama was pretty much thought of as queer. Unfortunately what the guys who wrote me off as homosexual failed to see was that being in drama meant spending time around numerous beautiful talented young girls, and not only that the boy to girl ratio at speech tournaments was about 3 to 1 favoring the girls, which turned out to be pretty good odds even for a fat kid.
In high school my best friend
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