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Libby Pirinis PE 101Victoria LE1 Question #2 Gender Roles Gender is described as the practice of behaving in masculine or feminine ways as determined by the society in which a person lives (Health: The Basics P.129). Therefore our gender roles are the ways we express ourselves as female or male in our lives. The existing gender roles (as related to one’s sex) are generally that males are independent, aggressive, not very emotional, tough, good at sports and confident. Females on the other hand are sensitive, emotional, more delicate, passive and concerned with their appearance. These gender roles exist everywhere in the world although they are more relaxed in some places than in others depending on the society and their norms of behavior. The gender roles that we practice today, for the most part, parallel common gender stereotypes. These are generalizations about how woman and men should express themselves and the characteristics they should possess (Health: The Basics P.130).People who challenge these existing gender stereotypes are usually not understood by the society in which they
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PE 101 taught by Professor Adame during the Fall '07 term at Emory.

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