Gender Roles

Gender Roles

Gender Roles

Starting from birth every human is given a gender and from that point the roles one must play throughout life starts. Males are taught by society to be aggressive, show power, and never ever show signs of weakness (crying.) Females are taught to be polite, submissive, and respectful, but both genders in no way stick these traits that society has assigned to them. Especially today, with women now working full time jobs and men staying home more often to watch the kids or even do house work..
The Navajo Indian families have mostly the same characteristics as your typical or ?societies? family, but has shown signs of becoming more egalitarian. First, Navajo families are matrilineal. This means the women have all rights to the property that the family owns and when she dies the property becomes her daughters. The fact that the land is owned by the females has actually set them back a bit in the past because the males didn?t care as much about home because it wasn?t theirs. Females were known to take care of all the children and do all the housework while the husband worked a full time job.

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