Gender And Gender Roles: Gender Differences And Intimacy

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Gender Differences and Intimacy Men and women react differently to situations based on how they were raised and the roles they play in society. This leads to different understanding and interpretation of certain things and situations. With Intimacy, there are many components, based on how a person is taught, that are looked at and interpreted in different ways. “To women, intimacy is talking face-to-face, a behavior that probably evolved millions of years ago when ancestral females spent their days holding their infants up in front of them, soothing them with words.” (Fisher, 2009) Throughout history, women have been natured to be caring and loving individuals. This helps to create an emotional bond with others. “Men, however, often regard …show more content…
Women generally tend to feel closer to someone and connect with them at a faster rate. This is typically not always the case for men. Men like to feel their way around someone and often like the playing field open. Men often feel the need to have a variety, while a woman will choose to spend her time with one person and connect with them on a deeper, more intimate level. “Men often view sex as a physical release and a way to reconnect with their wives, while women tend to see it as an outgrowth of their emotional intimacy.” (Slattery, 2007) Sex is a vital part of a relationship, and it can often either bring people together or apart. In many cases, a woman can feel more connected to a man while they are being intimate, while men may just feel physically attracted to the woman at that …show more content…
This can include house duties, paying bills, taking care of the home, taking care of the children, and also financing extra activities outside of the home. Women have always been the nurtures of the home, in which she ensures that the house the clean, every meals are prepared, and ensure that everyone leaves the house in a presentable manner. The woman of the house has the duty to ensure that everything is running smoothly in the house, the children and her husband are satisfied, and the house is in perfect shape. Men are considered as the breadwinners of the family. They were raised to go out and make an income that would secure a comfortable lifestyle for his family. In many cases, responsibilities are not shared in an equal ratio solely based on how each gender is

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