gender role

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Noun1.gender role - the overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness; "your gender role is the public expression of your gender identity"
role - normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"
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Transforming discriminatory sex roles and gender stereotyping; the implementation of Article 5(a) CEDAW for the realisation of women's right to be free from gender-based violence in Jamaica.
People will lie about their sexual behavior to match cultural expectations about how men or women should act--even though they would not distort other gender-related behaviors, according to research appearing in Sex Roles.
Even though pregnant male Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli) reverse common sex roles, tests show males still have more of the main fish form of testosterone (called ketotestosterone) than females do, Sunny K.
Both the 15 and 25-item short versions of AWS have been used widely in recent years and have been found to be associated with many variables including attitudes toward female victims (Kristiansen & Guilietti, 1990; Whatley & Riggio, 1992), attitudes toward rape (Lee, Kim, & Lira, 2010), attitudes toward sex roles in cases of wife assault (Hillier &Foddy, 1993), abortion (Patel, 2009), the differences in male and female criminal activity (Rudolph, 1996), acculturation (Bhanot & Senn, 2007; Kranau, Green & Valencia-Weber, 1982), and psychological well-being (Pyant & Yanico, 1991).
College students are intimately aware that males and females differ in sexual behavior, but most have never considered the evolutionary basis of sex roles in Homo sapiens or other animals.
Technological and institutional innovations have reduced the biological pressures for differentiated sex roles, with great success (note how the proportion of women in MBA and legal programs has exploded in recent decades).
1997) The portrayal of women's images in magazine advertisements: Goffman's gender analysis revisited in Sex Roles, Vol.
Primary and secondary HIV prevention, including condom promotion and the development of rectal microbicides, should take into account the cultural context of serostatus, unprotected intercourse and sex roles and the value placed on ejaculation and semen exchange.
Top writers discuss sex-selection abortion, gender expression, "Intersex" self-identification and a first-hand account of forced sex roles inside a polygamist compound in Texas.
mission statement departed from identity politics and crossed into a kind of proto-queer theory with a concise set of statements: "Because our oppression is based on sex and the sex roles which oppress us from infancy, we must explore these roles and their meanings.
There is general agreement that boys experience more pressure to conform to traditional masculine sex roles and, consequently, are less flexible than girls in this domain (Archer, 1984; Katz, 1986).
Feminists understandably have often shied away from scientific evidence that challenges this critique of sex roles.