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Unformatted text preview: Expressive traditionally wife (Women staying at home developed only about 100-150 years ago!) Focus is on relationships within family Full time housewife role only about 100 years old. (Balswick) More adept at interpersonal relationship Control via manipulation (covert) and emotional display (but outwardly submissive) Child oriented. Any job is secondary to family (not considered real work by some) Often taken to extreme perfect hostess, housekeeper (TV commercials), child rearer & perfect wife (with perfect sex). Impossible role. Status from husband decreases over time (linked with beauty) These are still predominate in US, but power levels have changed more equality in power. Status differences have been main target of attack, not just role differences. (Some assume the two are related). Education used by men to compete for a job, used by a woman to compete for a husband. (Henslin)...
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- Fall '10