A Work In Progress: Gender Roles In The United States

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Girls can be athletic. Guys can have feelings. Girls can be smart. Guys can be creative. And vice versa. Gender is not specific your interest, likes, dislikes, goals, and ambitions" - Connor Franta author of "A Work in Progress" Gender roles are a set of ideas societies assigns to certain genders, such as boys must be strong and girls must be able to clean and cook for the family. These stereotypes dictate what is "normal" for a male or female to do While gender roles are found all throughout the world, the ideas are very different in one country to the next. I have read multiple sources and done research on gender roles and how they vary around the world. The 3 points I will cover today are gender roles in the United States, the Middle East, and how gender roles are changing in these countries. In the United States gender roles effect both men and women. "The roles of women in society" Joann Marshall talks about how women are expected to be good cooks, cleaners, and take care of the family. A women should be feminine, but not too much or shes weak. A women should have a good job, but still be the main care taker of the family. A woman should be strong, but not too strong or shes masculine. These stereotypes are not helpful to society and only lead to judgement. Gender roles don’t just effect women, they hurt men too. "Men are Stuck" Emily Alpert Reyes discusses the stereotypes that surround men. Men in the US are expected to be masculine, and judged and made
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