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Being born female or male is a genetic feature but gender roles are something that is created socially. The portrayal of both men and women on TV is largely traditional and stereotypical. After viewing several TV shows, I noticed that most woman are characterized as being submissive, weak, and dependent. Men are portrayed as physically strong, aggressive, independent, and in control. I believe most shows on TV encourage a polarization of gender roles. The first show I watched was Mad Men. Women on the show are constantly searching for a man to marry and it is expected that they will quit their jobs to raise babies and do housework. The men on this show were not it is expected that they will quit their jobs to raise babies and do housework.... View Full Document

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