Gender Roles In Hmong Family

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Gender roles between men and women remains somewhat the same and never changing to the flow of the society. Women remains tvhe homemaker of the household while men continue to be the breadwinner of the family. With the continuation of stereotyping gender roles, women continues to lose grounds against men in this society. Even though women has secured a place within the society, they still remain responsible for their duties as daughters, wives, and mothers. The role of women and men remain constrain to the scope of the traditional gender roles and continues to be practice by families who continues to value traditional roles. However, the practice of traditional roles are old-fashioned and unfair to women’s individuality and should evolved into…show more content…
This is somehow unfair to Hmong young women, especially the younger generation, because some girls may not be fit to perform these duties and would feel inferior to other girls. When I was growing up, my parents would talk about other cousins who were respectful and could cook and it made me feel inferior to them because I was a shy person who could not cook. The gender role of women should at least be modify to fit the current century as most young girls may be unable to follow the role of…show more content…
Marriage plays a part in gender roles because women are expected to have particular skills to create a family. Gender roles comes into play in marriage because the labor in running a family is split into equal parts. However when both male and female are working, it becomes difficult to separate the labor in a household. According to Fredric Neuman, who is the Director of the Anxiety and Phobia Center at White Plains Hospital, households responsibilities are still not shared equally as women are still the primary person responsible for the welfare of children and the proper care of the home. It explains that even though both gender are breadwinners the responsibility of caring for the household is still place in the hands of the
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