Gender Roles Of Men And Women Have Been Present In Society

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Gender roles of men and women have been present in society for a number of years, and the traditional roles have stuck through all the cultural changes. What about the people who do not identify themselves with their born gender but, instead another? How are they affected by how society sees them for not conforming to the traditional gender roles? Transgender people are faced with many judgements from their community based on how they identify themselves, their actions and how they express themselves. Many of the people that judge these individuals do not understand the affect that this can put on a transgender person psychologically. In this essay I will first discuss societies view on traditional gender roles, next I will talk about the …show more content…
The women are seen to be the more emotional ones and are more in touch with their feelings and they give off a warm and caring feeling. Women give off this vibe because they are physically small and delicate.
There are psychological effects on people who follow traditional gender roles in society. From birth, children are socialized to conform to certain gender roles based on their biological sex. It occurs through four major groups of socialization: family, education, peer groups, and the media. The attitudes and expectations surrounding gender roles are based not on natural gender differences, but on stereotypes about the attitudes, traits, or behavior patterns that women or men should have. Gender roles can be influenced in the family setting when the children observes the behaviors of the parents. For example, the mother cooks, tends to the kids, and can sew to fix clothing, while the father mows the lawn, washes the car, fixes appliances. Children catch on to these gender role cues quite easily and continue the cycle into adulthood. In the education setting

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