Gender Roles

Gender Roles

Individuality Vs. Society
Individuality is not that easy to be accomplished since the guidelines for our
behavior and the way we as human beings are supposed to act are already stated by
society. The differences between men and women (in terms of social characteristics) are
the product of social and cultural factors. Gender roles are attitudes and activities that a
society links to each biological sex. Basically, gender identity is about role-playing.
Aspects of the male roles reflects the kind of assumptions we make about how men
should behave and the characteristics they should have such as leadership and taking
control of situations. This also applies to aspects of women?s roles where a woman is
assumed to be more emotionally expressive than man, weak and with no voice of their
own.
David Gilmore uses the term ?male script? in his essay ?Performative
Excellence: Circum Mediterranean? to describe the male guidelines or in other words the
job men are expected to fulfill in order to be respected by society. According to his
essay men are supposed to accomplish three things in order to gain respect which are
having kids, supporting them and finally looking after them. ?The ideals of manliness
found in these places in the

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