Double Standard of Masculinity in Gender Role Soci

alizationMasculinity is a topic that has been debated in our society extensively, through research as well as in informal settings. Many wonder what it means to be masculine, and if we can really assign a definition to such a subjective term. After all, shouldn’t one’s own perception be the determinant of what constitutes masculinity? This […]

The Relationship between Sex, Gender Identity, Gender Role and Sexual Orientation

Introduction Human sexuality refers to the way humans experience and express themselves as sexual beings. It plays a vital role in every human’s life. There are several terms that are used to describe human sexuality, namely, biological sex, gender identity, gender roles and sexual orientation. Much has been previously done by research and scholarly writing […]

Gender Roles

Gender and gender roles in today’s society is the way we live and interact in our everyday lives. Both males and females have standards based on their biological sex. Their gender role determines their behavior, attitude, values, and beliefs. History plays a big part in a person’s understanding and acceptance of gender roles. History shows […]

Gender Roles in Ancient Culture

Human beings have documented the differences in gender roles as far back in history as is currently known. It is very difficult to compare Greek and Roman ideals with those of modern day since the cultures are so socially dissimilar. I will present both the common and uncommon ways in which each culture defined the […]

Dismantling of a Matriarchal Society and the Rise of a Patriarchal Society

The development of civilization began with three basic world orders: egalitarian culture, agrarian culture, and the rise of civilization. Culture is the shared understanding of the systems by which we live. It is classified into seven different configurations: politics, economic systems, religion society, intellect pursuits, art/artifacts, and near aspects/geography. In order to preserve this culture, […]

A Place For Women

As our new nation progressed, so too did the roles of women. They went from working at home fulfilling domestic needs to factories where they would slave for over fourteen hours a day. Even though the work was hard, women were now making their own money and playing a more dominant role in society. Therefore, […]

45 and 47 Stella Street and Everything that Happened

The children’s novel ‘45 and 47 Stella Street and everything that happened’ (Honey, 1995) written by Elizabeth Honey is a novel aimed at pre-adolescent girls. However in saying that boys around the same age would also find this book enjoyable. The story is told from the perspective of Hinni who is an 11 year old […]

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