Sociologists describe gender roles as learned patterns of behavior that a society expects of men and women. In other words, what we know as masculinity is a set of qualities that we expect to find in a typical man and femininity a set of qualities we expect to find in a typical woman. Increasingly we are becoming aware that there may not be only one typical package of qualities that make up being female or male. Some sociologists prefer to speak of the “performance of gender” since more and more men and women are performing roles once considered the domain of the other gender.
In your essay response this week, please respond to the following:
- In what ways do you “do gender appropriately”? (make sure you reference parts of the chapters where gender role socialization and male/female gender behavior expectations are discussed). In what ways do you violate traditional gender norms? Discuss how these behaviors make you feel and how others react to them.
- MUST BE NO LESS THAN 250 WORDS,BUT NO MORE THAN 35O. ALSO APA FORMAT
- PLEASE REFERENCE Schaefer, R.T. (2015). Sociology: A brief introduction (11th ed). New York: McGraw-Hill. CHAPTER 11