Gender Roles Expect To Be Subservient

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People of my gender (female), are expected to be subservient. Even though if you asked most men if woman are equal to men, they’d say “yes,” I still believe subservience is expected of a women. We learned that smiling is a way to communicate subservience. I am not a woman who’s resting face is a smile. I am told to smile more by my father, brothers, boss, and even some older women (over 60). Another way I believe women are expected to be subservient is in their relationships. I’m very fortunate to have a boyfriend who is aware of what modern gender roles look like, but on occasion we can’t help it. And it’s not a bad thing, it just proves how hard stepping outside of your gender role can be. In ways I am subservient to my boyfriend because he does make more decisions.…show more content…
Women should wear makeup, but not too much. Woman should be fit, but not “bulky.” Woman should “show some skin,” but not too much. I wouldn’t consider myself sexy, I’m relatively modest now. However, there was a point in time where being sexy was important to me. I’m relatively in shape, and I definitely don’t look polished all the time (my father has even comment on this before when I was younger). While “looking good” is important to me, I have definitely decided that I won’t look “up to standard” all the time. I’ll look how I want to look, when I want to look it. While my definition of a good appearance is in line with societies standards for women, I don’t look like that all the time.

I think women are expected to be warm and loving. This is in line with how I like to behave around people I care about. I’m not like this with strangers, this is partially for my safety, and partially as a personal
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