Gender Role In America

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Draft #1 Gender Introduction Gender roles refers to the set of social and behavioral norms that are considered to be socially appropriate for individuals of a specific sex in the context of a specific culture, which differ widely between cultures and over time. There are differences of opinion as to whether observed gender differences in behavior and personality characteristics are, at least in part, due to cultural or social factors, and therefore, the product of socialization experiences, or to what extent gender differences are due to biological and physiological differences.[1] 1. ^ "What do we mean by "sex" and "gender"?". World Health Organization. Retrieved 2009-09-29. Transition Stereotypes Gender stereotypes are formed at an early age with men and women being identified with particular occupations. Much work is being done to challenge such gender stereotyping, especially to encourage women to enter professions which have traditionally been a largely male domain, such as construction and engineering. The June 2002 Review by the Social Science Research Unit, University of London [5] concluded that tackling gender stereotyping at the primary school stage is vital, as it develops early and quickly. Various interventions were reviewed including the use of fiction in challenging gender stereotypes. 1. ^ "Social Science Research Unit, University of London Review 2002". Retrieved 2010-11-20. 2. Education Women in the past have generally been disadvantaged from higher education.[21] When women were admitted to higher education, they were encouraged to major in subjects that were considered less intellectual; the study of English literature in American and English colleges
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