Gender Roles in society
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The family unit is the basis for why I think gender roles are important. Men and women have many differences, even biologically. The goal should not be to ignore these differences but to accept them and live in harmony. Neither gender is better than the other, but they are not the same and we as a society should take that into consideration.
You mean someone of the male gender role right? Because male gender literally means actual males.
So you're saying that anyone can fill either gender roles, but that the gender roles being there in the first place is good.
I say that it is bad. Plus, gender roles started as a male-female thing, and it literally is a male-female thing. Gender roles unnecessarily pressure people into living a life which contradicts their desires. I'm not saying that people should just go out and do horrible things as they desire, i'm saying that what people desire within some moral or legal frame should be taken into consideration.
The pressure put onto people to play gender roles, to not live against the ideology, is the same as the pressure put onto gay people to play a set sexual identity. There is no logical reason to support it other than bigotry, hatred, or bias.
Ok, sure, the family unit might work well in some cases. It might even be what some people want, but gender roles is not what many people desire to play. People want to be free to carve out their lives the way they want to, and not the way others want them to. I want to be free to decide my life path and my career. I want to be free to decide my own lifestyle, and I deserve to not be pressured into some restricted lifestyle. Gender roles impose that restriction, and it is wrong.
Gender roles promote unfairness. People are not uniform in thought and behavior, but gender roles are. Gender roles simply don't fit everybody, and at some point will push against fair treatment. A wife's husband goes out to work, and the wife wants to work too. The husband doesn't let her, saying that he'll 'pull the weight'. So the wife is forced to stay home and only manage things at home instead of doing it together with her hubby. Later, as they grow older, the man pulls the 'I do all the work' card when he complains and argues with his wife. He was the one who didn't let her go to work. Her family is the one that taught her: "Hey, what you want doesn't matter. What matters is that you need to act a housewife, and that should be what you should be learning." The wife can only pull the 'I do house labor' card, but house labor is economically cheap, and so the husband may feel like the wife is just complaining and press the abuse with his self-inflicted 'superiority'.
That's my family. I have first-hand experience on how gender roles are socially disastrous. It puts people into unequal positions of power and promotes a harmful inequality.
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Vote Placed by bsh1 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con provided the most thorough set of arguments--Con illustrated that gender roles could generate unfairness in society. Con also forfeited for fewer rounds, and thus wins the conduct point.
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