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Caroline Bartosik Sociology 100 Gender Violation Project In our society, it is a norm for men to buy women engagement rings. For my gender violation project my observer and I went to Paolucci Jewelers located on 75 th Street in Woodridge, pretending to purchase an engagement ring for my boyfriend. When I explained to the jeweler named Mike that I wanted to purchase an engagement ring for my boyfriend, he gave me a very confused look. He even stated, “Well aren’t you guys doing it backwards, the guy usually buys the girl the ring, but let’s look at what we can do for a guy.” He said this statement with a fake smile on his face and a confused look on his face. The entire time I was in the store looking through catalogs for rings (I had to look through catalogs because the store did not even have any male engagement rings), he had that confused expression on his face. Every time he spoke, his voice had a sense of shock to it. At one point, he made a comment to me about homosexuality and how there is always a more dominant person in lesbian relationships. This comment came out of the blue. At one point, I went to the
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