Gender Socialization And Gender Roles

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As we grow, we learn how to behave from those around us. Gender socialization occurs through family, education, peer groups, and mass media. Each agent reinforces gender roles by creating and maintaining formal expectations for gender-specific behavior. Exposure also occurs through other agents, such as religion and the workplace. Repeated exposure to these agents over time leads people into a false sense that they are acting naturally based on their gender, rather than following a socially constructed role. "Sex" refers to physical or physiological differences between male, female, and intersex persons while "Gender," on the other hand, refers to social or cultural distinction associated with a given sex. When babies are born, they are assigned…show more content…
Gender roles vary greatly from culture to the next, but they all have expectations for the way woman and men, girls and boy should dress, behave, and look. Growing up, I wasn’t allow to play or even dress like a boy and vice-versa for my brothers. I remember doing dishes and cleaning the house when my brothers were watching TV. They weren’t assign to household work just because they were boys. In Haiti, women are supposed to stay home while the men work to support the family. It’s a shameful act for men who aren’t the breadwinners of their families or for men to choose to be stay home dad. Wives are very submissive to their husbands to a point they are being abused. They don’t even have the right to complaint or leave without being stereotype by the Haitian…show more content…
As more people are claiming their rights and being accepted by society, the media is forced to reach the obedience in a modern way. Women are fighting for they equal right and starting to play leading role in movie and TV shows. For example, not so long ago, I watched “She’s the Man” a movie played in 2006 by Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum. Byrne’s character, Viola been playing soccer in place of his brother who didn’t want anything to do with soccer or any other sports for that matter. Bynes is really good at soccer and loves sport. She didn’t let herself brake by the tough guys in her team who think she was a man. She subsequently shows the absurdity of gender biases by being the best at what she loves. This type of movie prove there is nothing abnormal to our behavior and it do not make us less of a person when do not conform to norm of

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