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Social Perception of Gender Roles

General speaking, men are physically stronger than women, thus, they perform more labor intensive work not to mention because of the physical appearance, men are often present a more powerful and confident appearance than woman which is more convincing in making a sale. A gender expectation was for women to stay home and take care of the household while men to work and provide the bread and butter for the family. However, this is only the social perception that illustrates the behavioral difference between men and women. Because of this perception of the behavioral differences, it has caused to create barriers, unequal treatment and discrimination between men and women. It is bad to have such perception in this world of freedom, we should have an equal opportunity for every individual and don’t let this behavior to bind us all. In our general perception, men are always stronger than women because of the men’s body frame and our basic believes. While men born to be strong and hardly to be the loser, they always refuse to talk about the bad things had happened around them. To be a stereotyped of men, they feared to show their weakness and fears from all. In order to build a healthy relationship between men and women, an effective communication is needed. An effective communication means that we should first understand the positive and negative characteristic on both genders to build up the trusts and respects to each other. However, men are always refused to do that, they usually live in a world with its own “Code of Conduct”. In the article ‘How Boys Become Men’ by John Katz, the author states that boys usually cover up themselves from others in any circumstances. This means that they don’t expose, rat or admit fears because they think empathy is for cowards. The author uses the example of a nine-year-old boy who rather suffers from pain than show fear in front of his friend. Men always hi...

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