Gender Socialization: The Role And Effects Of 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 to the fact that while the boys are afforded the chance to study at home, the girls are expected to help with the household chores. It is important to ensure that the presentation of equal opportunities can be seen in every sphere of life, and most importantly in the family setting (Littrup, 2006).
The family can be used as the foundation of countering the effects of gender discrimination by emphasizing on the need for every child to be accorded attention and roles that do not fit with the traditional definitions, but ones that enhance the overall …show more content…
Young girls have been given access to education and treated the same way as the young boys and this has contributed greatly to the elimination of early marriages where young girls would be married off at a very tender age. Refusal to get married is another aspect has been greatly promoted in the current-age America where ladies refuse to get married (Rosenfeld, 2007). In the ancient America, when ladies reached a certain age and unmarried, elderly members of the society would advise her while in the new age, ladies have rights to choose whether to get married or