Gender Roles In American Culture

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Gender roles are prevalent in American culture. Yet, the gender roles have adapted through the social changes because gender roles are socially constructed. Previously, gender roles used to be distinct and defined, for example, women have babies and men go to war (Policing Gender). The primary income provider of the family has shifted, in various households, to the women, while the man stays at home with the children. In a study done by the Pew Research Center, in 1960s eleven percent of women were the primary monetary provider of the family. Today, forty percent of women are the breadwinners of the family, meaning the roles of women and men have dramatically modernized since the Industrial Revolution (Wang). With great ferocity, gender roles

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