The Importance Of Gender In Today's Society

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Pink is a girl’s color and blue is a boy’s color. This has been a norm in our society for a period of time. Does this norm have an effect on our society and how it is functioning today? Gender role is a set of societal norms dictating the types of behaviors which are generally considered acceptable for people, based on their actual sex. Gender role is almost equivalent to a rule one should follow based on your gender. If you are a girl, you cook, clean, wash clothes and like the color pink. If you are a boy, you man up, do not cry, are strong and work long hours. The thought of gender role in today’s society forms the way we live our day to day lives.
Pink is a girl’s color. We hear this statement constantly, but really what makes pink a girl’s color? Is it because most girls in our society like the color pink or is it because it is just a norm for us? For an illustration, girls are supposed to be sensitive, weak, and emotional. If a girl were to ever show strength or be unsympathetic they
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Gender is something that is not chosen. I believe that some feel that when they are given a certain gender at birth that they have to fit some certain criteria for that specific gender. If a boy has girl traits and feels as if he does not fit the “boy criteria” he may feel as if he is being forced to be something he does not want to be. Some think I am a girl but I have more male traits than female traits, that means I was meant to be a boy then right? No, it is okay to have traits that are of the opposite sex. Having those traits make you who you are, it does not mean you need to change to fit in our stereotypical society. Gender roles play such an important part in our lives but in reality it does not matter which gender fulfills those roles. Males should be allowed to cry, cook dinner and take care of the children as often as they want. Women should be able to provide for their families, be strong and

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