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Loryn Dion Sept. 28, 2010 SOC 320 Journal #3 – page 27(DD) What did you want to be when you grew up? Were your early occupational aspirations “gender appropriate”? If so, who or what influenced your choice? To what extent did your parents play a role in shaping your career goals? How did they do so? If your early occupational aspirations were not gender- traditional, were you ever encouraged to change them? Did you? Why? For as far back as I remember, when I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian, like a majority of little girls do. I think being a veterinarian is a very “female dominated” aspiration. As a matter of fact, male veterinarians actually get paid more, because there are so few of them compared to women vets. As far as why I wanted to be a veterinarian, as a kid, I loved animals and I told everyone that I wanted to work with them. I remember being 4 or 5 years old and only wanting to play with stuffed animals, not dolls. As I
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