Summary Of Gender Roles Chapter 4

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Chapter 4 had a huge impact as to my conceptualization of gender roles in today’s society. The text describes gender roles as behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and values that are culturally appropriate for both males and females. The implications of this definition is profound as it provides room to analyze our society and how it conforms our behavior. While there is room for us as individuals to choose how we present ourselves in the display of our habits and daily behaviors, we still feel the weight of cultural expectations. For example, the heaviness of gender stereotypes in my culture brought a level of difficulty for me growing up in the Dominican Republic. My culture holds beliefs as to what a man’s role should be. Machismo in the
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