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Gender roles in american society

As I have observed the gender roles in our society, ranging from television, to campus life, to home life, I noticed how socialized they are. There are some things that the male gender has been taught, has been passed down from generation to the next, even I have been taught these types of things. Opening the door for the female in all instances, letting the female first into certain places, while the male being the first in other places, such as dark areas. Also on television, many shows are based around the male and female relationships. In these cases, it is the norm for the male to take the female on a date, many times dinner and then a movie afterward. The male is also expected to foot the bill of these outings. In the home, many times the male is the working head of the family, while the female either stays at home completely, or works minimally and spends much of here time to child rearing. On campus, many of the roles are the same as those in television and home life; such as opening the door, courtship, and generally any other interactions. I also think that we as a society could reverse these roles, as we have talked about in class. I think that gender roles are taught to us when we are little; boys have trucks and play sports, while girls are given a doll to prepare them for children and caring for them. Gender roles play a large part in the success of our society because each gender is thought to have their own jobs and requirements, thus getting things done efficiently in the home, in the economy, and in life. As I have observed the gender roles in our society, ranging from television, to campus life, to home life, I noticed how socialized they are. There are some things that the male gender has been taught, has been passed down from generation to the next, even I have been taught these types of things. Opening the door for the female in all instances, letting the female first into certain places, while the male being the f...

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