Gender Identity: Issues In Diversity

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Gender Identity Paper
Issues in Diversity
Social Work 2200
Anjelica Montesdeoca
Weber State University

Gender Identity Gender identity is defined by being male or female, girl or boy. Females are expected to do many things. For example, cook, clean, have nice bodies, take care of the kids, some are required to have a job, etc. Males are expected to earn the income of the family, look fit, protect his family, be strong, be successful, etc. But, I feel like the expectations for both female and males has been changing with this generation. Another thing that has been changing with this is the gender identity of a person. Back-in-the-days, individuals were only known as boy or girl, and they were defined by their sexual parts.
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