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1 GENDER ROLES IN SOCIETY Gender Roles in Society Betsy Alger Purdue Global University
2 GENDER ROLES IN SOCIETY Gender is a very hot topic in the world we live in. I did two observations to see how we are gender play a role in our everyday life. My first observation was my church meetings. The second observation was Dicks Sporting Goods store.. Today it seems like gender is less important as it once was. However, gender is an aspect of our lives from our behavior being masculine and feminine. Our language is even given a gender. Gender classification is not always a negative thing. We often ask ourselves questions such as, why do we think there is a superior gender? What makes us so different? Gender is always a way to help our lives be organized and structured. Many times, we set ourselves up for failure by believing the myth that man is better than woman ("American Psychological Association", 2005). Why do we think one gender is better than another? Often time society tell us that women are less important than men? According to "American Psychological Association" (2005) the answer is no. However, there are things each gender might be able to do better than the other. “Compared with women, men could throw farther, were more physically aggressive, masturbated more, and held more positive attitudes about sex in uncommitted relationships” (para. 2). These things do not make men better. Women can give birth and give life to another person. Women are better at nurturing than men.

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