The Importance Of Family And Gender In A Family

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Families and gender are connected and you cannot study one without studying the other. Within the family structure are different roles that are the foundation of gender, society, and individual personality. The changing roles of husbands, wives and children within a family institution Cohen (2015), have changed from your typical ideology basically because families are difficult to define. There are so many different varieties in terms of living arrangements, customs and relationships, therefore family roles are needed to define institutionalized relationships and gender roles are needed to define societal relationships. Both family and gender are necessary to have socialization, intimacy, childbearing lifestyles and caring work in today’s …show more content…
Men and women boys and girls differences are not defined solely biologically Cohen (2015), but consist of a combination of social and biological preferences to complete the norm. In families, children’s names have increased in diversity and are more gender neutral breaking into equality and changes in society. How many times have families decided on the name Stevie for boys and girls or other similar names. It comes down to diversity and choice, and families are in these days more accepting of gender equality and …show more content…
Society expectations of family no longer applies to traditional families, but applies to most families as a result of the acceptance of gender equality. With the new changes in recent decades of gender roles, families have a different perspective on what constitutes a family as well as the transformation of gender socialization. We are not that different from one another even from the beginning of conception p.152 Cohen (2015) that is why I feel strongly that family and gender are connected. Modern society with its diverse population of people, has changed dramatically from families of the 1960’s to now. With these changes it is necessary to understand how gender and family are studied. The structure of families revolve around gender in every aspect of life, children, adoption, married couples, single parenting, and same sex couples, in spite of objections and state laws. We are allowed to make decisions based on our own preferences as well as our own perception of social norms p. 472 (Cohen,

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