Essay about The Fine Line From Stereotypical And Reality

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The Fine Line from Stereotypical and Reality

The society that we live in today where males and females are treated equal, has evolved over the years of liberal incorporation into the government. However, families, more specifically Mexican-American families, are still raising their children with conservative roles in which they believe in. The conservative ideology that the Latino families uphold also fit into stereotypical roles. Undoubtedly these stereotypical and conservative roles do not involve equality within gender. Men and women are expected to do different tasks within a married household. Moreover, because The son and daughters are given different roles, there are different expectations for both of them.

Mexican-American parents say that women should stay home, clean, and take care of the children. But, why is this a stereotype? Men of course are capable of staying home while the wife leaves to work. If men are capable of doing such a thing why is it still upheld in some of today 's Mexican-American families. Another stereotypical role for a Mexican-American mom is that they are expected to do laundry for all of the family, and purchase new clothes for all of the family when it has surpassed its wearing capacity. Surely, a man can do his own laundry, at one point in his life he must have at least done it, why can’t he continue doing it now? Moreover, The wives are the ones that take care of all of the family 's well being by setting doctor 's appointments,…

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