Differences Between Female And Females Essay

1007 Words Nov 24th, 2014 5 Pages
Males and females must fulfill specific gender roles and stereotypes that have been established by society. Males are expected to be strong, independent and athletic, whereas females are expected to be quiet, obedient and attractive nurturers. To this day there are very noticeable differences in women 's sports compared to the nature of men 's sports. Males are expected to exhibit certain characteristics and behaviours that are “masculine”, while females are held responsible for being “feminine”. For example, if you were to ask a group of people what they would rather watch: women 's basketball or men 's basketball; the majority of the group would favour watching men 's basketball. On the contrary, most people would rather watch women 's synchronized swimming as oppose to men 's synchronized swimming. Many social institutions add to this gender struggle and stress the differences beyond their already taxing nature. Professional sports specifically strains gender differences and I believe these tensions and gender gaps start in high school. In this paper I will discuss the similarities and differences between males and females at my high school; while considering rules, practices, performances, authorities, attitudes, opportunities and reception. Also, I will note age, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and influence on the formation of gender identities. While gender roles have changed over time, both Rigdemont High school’s girls basketball and boys basketball teams…

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