women, feminism, gender, women's studies, gender roles, sexism
Can men and women be separate but equal? In our modern society, equality of the sexes is generally accepted as a fact. However, according to Separate Spheres Ideology, women and men have different spaces in society where they fit best. This ideology traditionally says that women belong in the home and in situations involving child care, while men are better suited for the workplace (Miller & Borgida, 2016). Can men and women be expected to fulfill separate roles in society and still be treated as equals? What positive or negative effects do gender roles have on individuals and organizations? Are societal roles based on gender unethical, or do they serve a necessary function? Can history teach us anything about gender roles? In this research paper, I will examine common gender roles and stereotypes in American society, their effects on women, and their influence on child development and the workplace.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bush, Robert, "Gender Roles in the United States" (2019). Student Works. 282.
Class Project or Paper
Family, Home, and Social Sciences