I am researching gender roles in American society, and focusing my research on how our society is negatively impacted by them. Gender roles are societal norms that dictate the behaviors that are associated with biological gender. Traditionally women are suppose to be feminine and the traits they are associated with are passivity, nurturing, and subordination. Men are suppose to be masculine and have traits of strength, aggression, and dominance. Both genders are also more likely to have careers that correlate with those characteristics. These roles are relevant in many parts of life including: family, education, peer groups, mass media, religion, and workplace.” I have concluded that the main problems with gender norms are that people can’t reach their true potential because they are told who to be, those who do not follow the status quo are discriminated against, and gender inequality arises.







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