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Unformatted text preview: Anne Kim PSYH209: Adolescent Development October 14, 2009 Gender Roles and Development Gender roles have been rapidly changing in recent years, and witnessing such changes during my formative years has changed my views on gender roles as well. Generations past emphasized segregated and strictly defined gender roles. As a little child, I could perceive much conflict in my parents marriage because my mother did not comply with the expected roles of a female as her in-laws who were born in 1940s desired to see a more submissive, nurturing daughter-in-law. However, my mother worked full-time, forsook housekeeping and childcare, and was on a crusade to achieve her freedom above all else; her radical feminist ideals were met by criticism and bewilderment. Today a belief in equal rights is no longer considered too extreme. Currently the culture supports the abolishment of assigned gender roles and is on a path to complete integration of gender roles. This movement may be positive in the aspect that it dramatically decreased discrimination based on gender...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course PSYC 207 taught by Professor Michelecarter during the Fall '09 term at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
- Fall '09