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Gender Roles: Then and Now
Transcript of Gender Roles: Then and Now
Men's Gender Role Then:
The men's gender role was to be the provider of the home
Women's Gender Role Now:
Today women have different gender roles:
Women can work
Women can have disciplinary say
Women are bread winners of the household
Women have more power over what happens in the house
Men's Gender Role Now:
Men's gender role today is less "masculine" and more
Men cook for the family
Men stay at home and clean
More nurturing and caring
Men have less power over women
Gender roles over the years have changed drastically. Women are able to do more things and men have learned to accept this and become less overpowering
Gender roles is: "a set of behaviors that indicates one's gender, specif. the image projected by a person that identifies their femaleness or maleness; an overt public presentation of gender identity"
Women Gender Role: Then
Women's roles back in the 1950's was all about being a stay at home mom.
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.
Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
Be happy to see him.
Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
He was expected to come home to a home cooked meal
Was head of the household, "The boss"
Seen as the strongest of the family
Took care of the whole family
Was the one that worked to provide for family necessities
Man was in charge of disciplinary rules of the household
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