Why Do Gender Roles Exist In Society

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Is it a common belief that women belong in the kitchen and men belong in the workplace? Since the beginning of gender, there have been gender roles. Many people agree that they are necessary as a guide for everyday life, but many others see them as obsolete. Are gender roles important? They have always existed, but they are sexist and are no longer necessary. If they continue to exist, they could ruin the very fabric of our free-thinking society. We can break these with an open mind. Gender roles exist because of religious works, leaders, and followers. They have convinced followers that women are inferior. It is a common belief that since men and women are biologically different, they must be socially different. The thought is that …show more content…
Women are not capable of forming opinions and caring for themselves, so men must do it for them.” Socially, gender roles are mostly accepted, but also denied by many. These roles bleed into politics and personal lives. A tweet by model Christine Teigen expresses a political opinion that was openly criticized on Fox News by reporter Andrea Tantaros saying, “She should stay on Instagram… Chrissy Teigen is known for, obviously, her lovely bottom, and her food Instagram pictures. She should stick to that… This is the problem when models start to talk. They play into that dumb model stereotype. Because it’s too soon for her to weigh in” (from “Fox Host To Model: Shut the F*ck Up About Gun Control, Stick to Having a ‘Lovely Bottom’” by Anomally). Suggesting that a female model’s opinion is irrelevant simply because she’s a model is a fairly uneducated statement. Andrea Tantaros completely disregards the possibility of Christine having been educated in politics or gun rights, and automatically attacks her for her job and Instagram posts. Instead of taking her opinion into consideration, she immediately assumes that she can know nothing since she is a female model. Which, since Tantaros is a pretty face for a widely known news broadcaster, and also happens to be female, she is speaking about herself in the same breath. So, in a society where one female will attempt to force another …show more content…
Biologically, yes, men and women are different. But they do not have to be socially different. Historically and religiously, men and women have been forced into molds that make them believe they are different, but religion and history do not have to control our societal roles in 2014. Socially, men and women can be the same, but because of people who cannot let go of these roles, people are forced into submission of roles that should have been long past dead. Concluding this, gender roles are disgusting, unnecessary, and unbelievably

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