Gender Ideology In My Family

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Gender ideology shapes how a gender should act and the norms people must follow. Each family shapes their gender ideologies based on customs, ethnicity and other customs the family follows. There are families who enforce the norms of how each gender should act and other families may believe genders are equal and do not believe each gender should have different roles. In my family, my parents followed the gender norms and each of us had to act according to our gender. My parents reinforced the gender norms and taught us that being male or female came along with different roles. There are many families like mine that expect their children to act like male or females so norms are not broken. Gender ideology reflects strongly on how we will view …show more content…
In society, people must identify as one gender and must not break the norm of wanting to change the norms. If a person is born female and decides to change their gender, they will be seen as deviant and breaking the norm. There are many people who must follow the norms because of their background and the family they grew up in. For example, I grew up in a family where my father was the breadwinner, who would bring the money to the house and my mother was the nurture who would cook, clean and take care of my siblings and I. My siblings and I grew up knowing that we had to act our gender. If we did not act our gender, we would be seen if we were misbehaving or were lesbians or gay. Many people cannot be themselves because society will judge them or can hurt them. Many times if people find out a person is homosexual, there can be a lot of consequences and people can get emotionally or physically hurt. Society judges homosexuals negatively because they are not following the gender norms or are behaving incorrectly. My family taught me that I had to act my gender or I would be seen as a lesbian. My parents taught me that women have to act sensitive and nurturing, while my brother had to behave taught and love sports. I was taught those ideas, but as I grew older my perspectives have changes and I will develop a different gender ideology for my

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