Gender Roles In Society Essay

906 WordsJan 10, 20124 Pages
What is Gender ? Gender means those characteristics which defines or explains if someone is masculine or feminine according to their behavioral differences, for example how they dress or act towards others, the kinds of work they do and their status in society. Gender refers to the social attributes and opportunities associated with being male and female and the relationships between women and men and girls and boys, as well as the relations between women and those between men. Some critics argue that gender roles in modern society are based on women being inferior to men. I agree because of a countless observation at social arenas, such as workplace, the average household, educational institution, and even in our nation’s government. These observations include sexual relations, dressing and attitude towards sex. Fact: Men and women are looked at differently in society. How does society view and understand both men and women in regards to sexual relation? Well as I was growing up, I learned from my parents and other various forms of media that sex occurs between two people in deep love and in most cases marriage as well. But as I matured and grow, I became more aware of my surroundings, that society teaches us that this is not how sex occurs. Men and women are enlightened to a variety of social differences in regards to sex through society. One of the prevalent double standards seen between men and women is when non marital sexual relations are acceptable for men, but not for women. This can be seen throughout all ages starting in the early teen years all the way through adulthood. In the past women have been conformed to be the domestic being in the household. If you were to watch the old sitcoms such as “Good times” and the “Brady Bunch” you will see women, young and old, married with no rights other than to stay home and take care of the

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