Thesis On Gender Socialization

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Gender Socialization
Over the years, traditional gender roles have been premised on factors that are in the present world considered to be retrogressive and oppressive in nature. Most notably, however, is the integral role that the family plays in shaping the gender identities of children across different places in the world. Accordingly, it is essential to ensure that every parent is involved in conscious positive assertions especially when directed towards the children (Chafetz, 2006). Gender construction should be restricted to aspects where the children are most comfortable in.
Girls for instance have been established to still compare unfavorably to their male colleagues when it comes to education (Andersen, 2008). This can be credited
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Conger, Conger, and Martin (2010) report direct correlations between low socioeconomic status (SES) and “higher rates of marital problems, less marital happiness, and greater instability,” stating, “low income, financial instability, or economic problems are associated with lower levels of marital quality.” This manifests in higher rates of divorce, separation, and single parenting, with long range effects including “negative consequences … across multiple generations … demonstrating the importance of relationship disruption for adult development and the future functioning of family members.” A final impact of poverty on family structure worth discussion is the predilection of low intergenerational educational achievement. Dubrow (2009) reports that parents’ educational levels are “an important and significant unique predictor of child achievement.” The lowest levels of educational attainment correspond directly to the lowest levels of SES; therefore, since “Parental education … predicts children’s educational and behavioral outcomes,” poverty tends to manifest in a continuing pattern of low academic achievement and thus low …show more content…
Many aspects of family have changed their meanings with time and those aspects that were not acceptable in the ancient times have become acceptable and those that were viewed as acceptable become unacceptable. Gays and lesbians were viewed as unacceptable members of family and society at large in the ancient ages (Duda, 2003). Those involved in homosexuality and lesbianism were treated as outcasts in their families and societies but in current age there has been significant promotion of gay rights. Gay marriages have been adopted widely in the current

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