Te Gender Roles in Society

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Gender Roles in Society

The world today has changed in many aspects of gender related life style. Yet there is an area of improvement in the focus of gender: based on labor and the patriarchal working woman. The class society has a great impact on the behavior women carry out. The different theories and definitions help to explain the relationship of the construction of the gender. Feminism has a great impact on the gender role in our society. Feminists have been fighting for a long time for power and control in this man's world. Our family structure creates a great impact on women's behavior in society, family life and the labor force. All these titles focus on the relationship of gender. Gender is best described the construction of what is culturally assumed as "femininity" as well as "masculinity". Lesbian and gay male theory of a feminist is beyond the logic of masculine/feminem.

It is also referred to the social and cultural categories of the biological fact of human sex differentiation. Teresa de Lauretis uses this table: (1) Gender is (a) representation-which is not to say that it does not have concrete or real implications, both social and subjective, for the material life of individuals. On the contrary, (2) the representation of gender is its construction - and in the simplest sense it can be said that all of Western Art and high culture is the engraving of the history of that construction. (3) The construction of gender goes on as busily today as it did in earlier times, say the Victorian era. And it goes on not only where one might expect it to - in the media, the private and public schools, the courts, the family, nuclear or extended or single - parented. The construction of gender also goes...