Some Stereotypical Jobs for Woman

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A woman’s only job is to stay at home, take care of her family, and pleasure her man. What is a man’s job? “Men, they do everything,” quoted a fellow male classmate, “Men get the real money.” But it is the twenty-first century! Women are no longer expected to stay at home; they have taken roles as teachers, doctors, C.E.O.s, part of the military, and the list goes on. As for men, it is now acceptable for them to stay at home, take care of their families or even become nannies and nurses. Will Meek, creator of website “Psychology of Men”, defined gender role as a set of attitudes, behaviors, and self-presentation methods ascribed to members of a certain biological sex. Gender roles have changed throughout the course of American history;…show more content…
Make your personal appearance just as beautiful as possible” (Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms, 1888). It didn’t really matter whether she was happy or not. A woman’s purpose in life was to obey her family and her husband’s family and make them pleased. A man’s purpose in life was also to please his family by becoming someone important and bringing his family satisfaction and honor. They were told what to become and didn’t exactly have a choice; they had to obey by what their families wanted. In some cases, this still stands today, but some families aren’t as harsh and are a little more lenient. He was also to provide nourishment and shelter for his wife and children. Society back then would laugh and judge a man that obeys his wife and puts her before himself. They would look down to a man that would rather become a nurse rather than a politician. They expected a man to be in control. Families back then wanted to birth males so that they can expand the family name and gain power. The males represented the family as whole, whereas the females represented their husbands and their kids. Neither men nor women continued to be what society wanted them to be. The shift in women’s roles was a turning point in American culture in the late nineteenth century. They started fighting for their equality and proving that they are worth more than a man’s property. Women began their fight in 1848 with the fight for women suffrage. Four

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