Unformatted text preview: ourselves. Here is why they influence us:
So now all of you can see just how stringent and divisive gender roles can be. We can’t even
establish a balance between masculine and feminine behavioral traits without being disparaged.
It’s like our culture stripped away our sense of individuality and replaced it with behavioral
guidelines that we’re supposed to follow. I know all of you can understand exactly what I’m
trying to emphasize here.
Proposition: People should not automatically assign people to gender roles.
Initial Preview: People should not automatically assign people to gender roles because gender
roles inhibit personal expression, they oppress people, and they marginalize people.
I. Gender roles inhibit personal expression.
Even though they provide social order, they can often place limitations on people.
Men and women in America are often pressured to follow gender scripts because they
are constantly reinforced and perpetuated by the media, the workforce, relationships,
and social interaction...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course COMM 1201H at Georgia Perimeter.
- Fall '13