Gender Roles Are Set Of Societal Norms

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Introduction Gender roles are set of societal norms dictating the types of behavior which are genrally considered acceptable , appropriate based on their actual or perceived sex or sexuality of the person. Gender roles are also determined by the prevailing cultural norms. Gender stereotypes also alters the the attitudes, traits, and behavior patterns of males and females. Gender stereotypes on the basis of sexism, or the prejudiced beliefs that value males over females. Common forms of sexism in today’s society include gender-role expectations, such as expecting women to be the caretakers of the household. Sexism also includes of how a members of a gender group should behave. For example, women are expected to be friendly, nurturing and passive; when a woman behaves in an unfriendly or rude manner, she may be disliked or apprehend as aggressive because she has violated a gender role . In contrast, a man behaving in a similarly unfriendly or rude way might be apprehend as strong or even gain respect in some circumstances During Victorian era a male has always been dominating figure in family. Men were highly expected to provide for the family, their work in the family meant bringing back money. While men commuted to their place of work_ the factory, shop or office. While Females were left at home all day their duty was to watch over the domestic duties that were increasingly carried out by servant, rather than performing it themselves. Men were superior over women and
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