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Unformatted text preview: oyer & Mahalik, 1995; Hayes &
Mahalik, 2000; Sharpe & Heppner, 1991). This is not surprising news considering the
fact that male gender roles essentially encourage men to resort to self-abnegating
behavior in order to preserve the traditional ideals of masculinity. They are not
encouraged to be individuals; rather they are forced to be objects.
Signpost: Gender roles are inherently rigid. Not only do they inhibit personal
expression and oppress people, but they also marginalize people.
III. Gender roles marginalize people.
Everyone’s behavior and their self perception are influenced by gender roles. People
from every socio economic position and cultural background are all conditioned to
follow gender social norms in some way, shape, or form. What really intrigues me the
most about American society is its view on transgender people. They are complete
outliers from the conventional gender roles that American society emphasizes. So
how should we approach transgender people? S...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course COMM 1201H at Georgia Perimeter.
- Fall '13