Gender roles do not mean that women cannot do what men can, or vice versa. They simply mean that there are certain roles that are traditionally associated with one gender rater than the other. The most obvious example of how this is proper is childbirth. Women can give birth and men cannot, therefore women have the traditional gender role of the childbearer. This isn't sexism, it is simply the natural result if the differences between the two genders.
Gender roles are a significant part of many ethnic and national cultures around the world. Since cultural preservation To get rid of them simply because they do not agree with rational liberal society would be an awful offence. I believe allowing gender roles is a matter of respect to other cultures and fighting against them endangers traditional beliefs.
Some gender roles should exist. It's easy to want to say gender roles should not exist, but in some areas, they are not there without merit. For example, women should not serve in mixed roles with men on the front lines of combat because women are not physically equal to men.
I am against gender roles. There is no scientific evidence to support the argument that a man or a woman or better at something because they are innately a man. I am man (a very regular and straight one) and I - am absolutely hopeless at math, am good at languages and like the arts, have no idea how to start up my car when it breaks down, have no idea how to fix things up around the home, hate talking about sports and watching it, and i can multi-task all day long.
Where does that place me in society? Am I what you'd call a traditional man fulfilling my role in society?
Sure, many may be naturally inclined to follow a gender role, but if it really was natural, why do we have to reinforce it? Why not just let nature take its course?
What if a women is skilled with computers, cars, or another "manly" thing? Why waste good talent? What if his husband is an excellent cooker and Dad, despite not being the most "manly man"?
Gender roles and sexism are bad for people. I am a male teen, and I am constantly being told to be "manlier." Society tries to "cure" me, as if I have a disorder. They tell me a bunch of stupid "this does that, period" stories. I have simply stopped listening to them, but they won't stop trying to convince me I "need" to be manlier.
Gender roles must cease to exist (for both sexes) to be a truly modern society.
I don't understand at all the obsession of classifying attribute A as manly / masculine / male and attribute B as girly / feminine / female. I can't really explain it since I don't see gender as any more than a cop out for explaining what you like and don't like by relating yourself to one half of the population; it doesn't really exist.
Yes men are physically stronger then women but women also have a better ability to plan things out. Men are "do-ers". Women are planners. If you want to get into roles then the women should solve the problems and tell the men what to do. If you wish to get into military then shouldn't the women be officers at the front line since they can better evaluate a situation and solve it more effectively? It is not about capability, both are capable in different areas and if they work together the system would work more smoothly. But since it's not about capability it is about discrimination and pride, which is kind of low once you think about it. Just my thoughts...
From a social aspect, to say a man or a woman must behave a certain way is not fair. An individual's characteristics are up to that individual, be it man or woman. That being said. There are certain factors from a scientific perspective that simply exist, and are gender specific.For instance, women can give birth men can not. Is one wrong to associate giving birth with women? The question it seems then, is what constitutes gender roles?
I so disagree with those who believe there are places in any society where women cannot function. Honestly think about it. Women have been working in every aspect of human life since it was started. History proves this. Right now in our world women are already working in military jobs, as ceo's and so many more.