Gender Roles: The Feminist Movement

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We often see being called a “pussy” seems to be the worst insult because you are being compared to a women. Women are being held back and losing opportunities simply because of the fact that they are female. We now have the Feminist Movement allowing families to have similar roles without being discriminated because of their sex. Feminism is society accepting the mindset that both genders can hold the same occupation without facing criticism because of our cultural norms. It is the elimination of gender roles because it withdraws the certain expectations that we are being categorized to live up to. Feminism movement was long overdue because oppression of women started from as far back as the 1400s where the only roles of females was to please …show more content…
This was a start of a cultural norm where women were seen as a pleaser of men and family raisers. Gender roles play a huge part in how we are raising our kids. From an early age girls are conditioned to play with dolls and makeup while guys are given “manly toys” like trucks and cars. It is extremely difficult for childrens to grow up in a society where we assign roles based on sex, whether it be that boys are more athletics than girls or the common misconception that only females are able to nurture childrens. Once we are older those norms are engraved in us that we try to live according to those norms. Women are seen as submissive and their main role is to take care of the household, kids and please the husband. While men are portrayed more dominant and tend to be the …show more content…
What if we switched the roles? How would the society react? There was a movie made called KI and KA that showed the effects of gender roles how the society reacted when a men decided to be the housewife. The initial cultural norm of the movie was that girls are supposed to be the support system to the guy comparing the girl to a pillar supporting a huge building. However, there were a couple who didn’t believe in gender roles and the husband decided that he is going to be the housewife while his wife became the breadwinner. In a traditional society the boys always look up to the father and try to carry on their legacy. However, KI (the husband) wanted to be like his mother. His parents were not very happy with his decisions and even threatened to disown him. Being a housewife was seen as shameful act and both of the couple are criticized because girls are not supposed to be the breadwinner. The men should be her protector and savior. Instead, KI was seen as a shameful men hiding in the shadow’s of his wife. Since we are conditioned to live a certain type of lifestyle, we are afraid of changes. When those roles are switched society is scared because they don’t know how to deal with those differences. When we are put in a position that’s not in our normal life we panic and try to eliminate that

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