Molding Gender Roles
"What is gender? It is something everyone has, but rarely thinks about. They know they are either a man or a woman and simply take it for granted. Does it mean genetic status as XX or XY, or does it mean the sum of our development up until birth? Or is it simply the social label applied to us by our birth certificates?" (About Gender). In one short essay, "Women and Men
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impact compared to society.
Although gender roles have changed over the years, stereotypical images of males and females still exist. They exist because there are commonly accepted behaviors for different sexes that have been accepted over generations. Even though some believe gender roles are a direct result of the human brain, there is insufficient evidence to prove it. After sufficient research, it has become obvious that gender depictions are derived from our society.