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I often fight with my husband about the household chores his argument is that it is a womens job to clean the house Why is it a womens job I think that these stereotypes of men and women have their roots in religion The role of a male and female in the family and society is clearly stated in the Bible Todays world has changed so much for many people like gays and lesbians for example it is hard to find a place in the society because it has those stereotypes deeply rooted Alice Munros short story Boys and Girls explores the stereotypes and roles of men and women and shows how they affect and change the narrator The narrators mother is clearly a stereotypical female She takes care of the house and performs typically womens duties like washing dishes doing laundry and cooking dinner She believes that these are womens chores and she tries to get her daughter to help her In the mothers eyes there is a certain behavior that is acceptable for girls Her own mother taught her this behavior she sees it as the only proper way for a girl to be raised and so she and her mother try to teach the young girl feminine manners such as gently closing doors and keeping ones knees together when sitting The narrators mother treats the outdoor work as a typical male job requiring strength She confirms that by saying to her husband Wait till Laird gets a little bigger then youll have a real help337 There is a lot of emphasis on the fact that the girls mother worked inside the house so when she goes outside she looks out of place with her bare lumpy legs not touched by the sun her apron still on and damp across the stomach from the supper dishes337 In contrast the narrators father is the perfect example of a stereotypical male and his
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