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Introduction Socialization For the most part societies a group of people which have common traditions interests and institutions have a large impact on the development of gender Children grow up to learn from their parents their neighbor the baker down the road and it is this understanding of the world which constructs their lives There is socialization in general the learning that neophytes do in order to become functioning members of society and there is gender socialization in particular the processes through which people learn to be feminine and masculine Mackie 198774 This research paper will deal with men in three fundamental areas of their lives work intimate relationships and family To do this the paper will only deal with men who have gone through socialization in general and who are in the changing process of gender socialization An infant or child has a crucial need for experience with other human beings for its survival as a physical being and its development as a social being Mackie 198777 In most societies for the large part males have grown up learning or expected to be a dominant figure one with the power and independence Doyle 1989108 In todays modern society males are not only affected by family friends or neighbors they are now heavily influenced by other mediums such as TV music movies sports books fairy tales and magazines These are but a few influences which help shape the modern male Men in the Workplace Work occupies on average 40 hours a week it therefore plays a considerably large role in peoples lives The Feminist movement showed along with other issues that it was the environment and structure of the workplace which affected society a great deal The Feminist movement highlighted the harsh reality of gender inequality in our society Consequently there seems to be an overwhelming consensus that males dominate and have always dominated in the workplace The reason for this unbalanced structure as
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