Seems like a role to me, and since it's tied to a specific gender, it seems like a gender role.
But back to Gossip Girl versus Terminator - why are shows like Gossip Girl targeted for girls and Terminator for boys/ why do many girls like Gossip Girl and boys Terminator? Does it all come down to the cultural values and gender roles that society brings us up with? Do we have real genetic differences that make one or the other appeal more to us? That's more the line of thought I meant to initiate.
in the social sciences, researchers use the terms sex and gender to refer to different kinds of division. Sex is used to refer to biological difference, while gender is used to refer to social and cultural differences that are built upon sexual difference.
Girls can wear jeansAnd cut their hair shortWear shirts and boots'Cause it's OK to be a boyBut for a boy to look like a girl is degrading'Cause you think that being a girl is degrading
So I don't really see the point in trying to bring total equality to both male and females because, honestly, the two sexes will never be truly equal (as a whole). For example: 1. Men will, generally, continue to be physically dominant when compared to women. 2. Women will, generally, continue to be emotionally dominant when compared to men.Plus, there's the fact that women give birth and men can't.
I'm not really trying to address the whole issue here, just trying to point out why I believe the argument of "full equality for all" is kind of ridiculous.
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