Gender Socialization And Gender Roles

1452 Words May 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Mirna Abed

English 120

Professor Lessor

5/14/2016

Gender role in socialization

Gender socialization and gender roles have always existed in society. Gender roles are playing major part in our way of living. As we grow, we learn how to behave and respect from those surrounding us as well as children learn at a young age what it means to be a boy or a girl in our society . there are certain roles placed on boys and girls in accordance with their gender. These gender roles are set on children from birth and are taught until eventually they are accepted as adults. In this socialization gender role process , children are introduced to certain roles that are typically attached to their biological sex. Socialization of gender roles is supported through three major points parents ,social media, and education system

First, parents influence children in regards to gender roles. From birth to

certain years of age, most children are almost constantly surrounded by their parents. A child 's

first look to gender differences is learned through interaction with his or her parents.

Most parents dress their babies in gender specific clothing and give them toys according

to their gender stereotypes. according to gender (Witt, 1997), One study shows that parents expect their kids to act differently. Which means the colors that parents use in clothing, room decor, and toys are one way in which gender role stereotyping is clear. Color provide as a clue to knowledge the…
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