Gender Roles

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ENG 111
Professor D.
March 30, 2013

There are many ways that gender roles and norms have changed over time. Both men and women have altered their traditional roles. It seems like each one of them are fed up with their traditional roles and just want to look at something different and unique. At the end both roles are particular the same and have similar purposes. Many years ago, women's involvement in society was limited and controlled by men. Women's roles have changed at an accelerated rate, and they are now standing tall and playing a major role in many important areas such as politics, professional training, medicine, business and law. Formerly women were not part of any political matter, but have now attained power, and advanced, and are growing in political offices across the globe. This change is a result of an increasing number of educated and empowered females. In the past, women were taught that education was not for them. In the article The Problem That Has No Name, by Betty Freidan it states that women “learned that truly feminine women did not want careers, higher education, political rights, the independence and the opportunities that the old-fashion feminist fought for”. Young women in the past didn’t want to know about school or jobs, what they cared for was marriage. In the article, The Problem That Has No Name, by Betty Freidan it states “Girls were growing up in America without ever having jobs outside the home.”But today they are now concerned with the improvement of their own position. Women are fighting for their rights and are slowly progressing and participating in activities that they were not previously allowed. The women's rights movement is a good example of women fighting for their political, social and economical status. Just like women, there has been a change in men’s role in society and in a family. Men are more willing to become house husbands. In a marriage, and in a family, the man's traditional role is to provide for...
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