Military Gender Roles

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There has been unnoticeable gender war happening in the minds of people. It is creating assumptions based on historical practices between men and women. The thought process of placing women and men in roles that gendered constructed is generalization. Individuals are socialized into gender roles beginning in infancy, and continued through the adult years, via immediate and distal socializing agents such as parents and the media (Ruble & Martin, 1998). The gender roles are not limited to civilians, but also create an impact in the military. Each person goes through their own scrutiny of gender roles. Fortunately, has everyone has power to adjust their beliefs and question traditional gender roles. As a child I was blind to notice the…show more content…
The friends I hung out with were no better than me. We would all make inappropriate sexual remarks about women and wrestle each other in the hallways. The teachers didn’t seem to mind because they saw it as the ‘boys will be boys’ culture. As I got older, my hormones started to spark in becoming attracted to women. I quickly saw that the more women I “scored” with, the more of a stud I was perceived. I also saw that the more men a woman slept with, the more likely she would be scrutinized for her actions. I especially saw this scrutiny happening to my sister. It didn’t take me long to see that the standards of purity for women are held higher than men. Even though I had sex with more partners than my sister, my sister still got the short end of the stick in…show more content…
The conversations I had with other men became so inappropriate, we had to turn our heads before we started talking. We created names for women in service like “dorm hoe” and “pump and dump”. But when women were around, the chivalry among men was still there. Some men felt that it was an obligation to pay for merely everything to please a woman. Being at work was no different despite the fact that soldiers are supposed to be equal to one another. Every time our platoon sergeant called us to do some soldier labor, men were always the first to get picked. I didn’t see it as degrading at the time because society taught me that men get their hands

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