Stereotypical Messages

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When I was a child I received mostly the stereotypical messages about the expectations for boys and girls. However there were also instances where I was exposed to messages of equality towards the expectations placed on men and women.
Growing up, there were various sources where I received messages about gender roles and expectations. In terms of the stereotypical messages, the community I grew up in expressed these expectations on girls and boys. For instance, the boys were always encouraged to play sports and be active, while the girls would spend their time playing with dolls and coloring. In school however, these roles were sometimes challenged. For example, there was a time when my third grade teacher spoke to us about women the military,
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