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How Gender Defines Individuals How does a person become an individual Is there really such thing as an individual These questions are hard and often unable to be answered One thing that helps to answer them is the issue of gender identity and how it effects a person Gender identity guides people to fit into the proper mold and behavior that is appropriate to their status Starting at ages as young two children begin to see the way that gender affects them There are certain roles as males and females that people feel they have to fit from the job as a house wife to young boys always wanting to fistfight these roles are fulfilled by society and most people arent even aware of it All people no matter where they live or what social statuses they live in are effected by gender identity and roles in life that were already established for them During the fifteenth century woman were enslaved into fitting a gender mold that left them very few options When married their lives were handed over to their husbands and they all had specific roles to fill They were to look and act proper not read or express opinions and always do what they were told The white men at the time were fit into a mold to act as animals almost They had perceptions that they were superior to everyone else and their opinions were the only one that matters These roles werent voluntary but rather forced In todays society these roles arent forced but rather excepted by society as a whole Young girls play with dolls while boys fight and play sports It is normal for a wife to stay at home however if a husband stays home eyebrows are raised and questions asked These are all roles that gender has defined Dominance and aggression usually define masculine roles while feminine roles are usually defined by passive
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