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A '''gender role''' is the pattern of masculine or feminine behaviour or duties defined by a particular culture or social group.  Every society has a gender system, although the components and workings of this system vary widely between societies.
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A '''gender role''' is the pattern of masculine or feminine behaviour or duties defined by a particular culture or social group.  Every society has a gender system, although the components and workings of this system vary widely between societies and over time.
  
In many ways gender identity and roles function as any other social identity and role. Every known human society presents individuals with a set of statuses by which members of the society identify themselves and one another and to some extent determine the interaction between them.
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In many ways, gender identity and roles function like any other social identity and role. Every known human society presents individuals with a set of statuses by which members of the society identify themselves and one another, and which to some extent determine the interaction between them.
  
Gender role covers a wide spectrum of expectations from the trivial, such as what clothes are worn, to the vital, such as childrearing.  It includes aspects of [[submissiveness]] and [[dominance]] although these are not typically followed in [[BDSM]], where there is often a wider acceptance of variety than in the surrounding society.
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Gender role covers a wide spectrum of expectations from the trivial, such as what clothes are worn, to the vital, such as child-rearing.  It includes aspects of [[submissiveness]] and [[dominance]] although these are not typically followed in [[BDSM]], where there is often a wider acceptance of variety than in the surrounding society.
  
There is much debate on the extent to which biological gender or gender stereotyping is connected with gender role.  Most people accept that there are genuine psychological differences in behaviour and cognition between men and women while acknowledging that individual differences - sometimes very varied - also exist.
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There is much debate on the extent to which biological gender or gender stereotyping is connected with gender role.  Most people accept that there are genuine psychological differences in behaviour and cognition between men and women on average while acknowledging that individual differences - sometimes very varied - within each group also exist.
  
==External links==
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== See also ==
*[[Wikipedia:Gender role|Wikipedia has an extensive article]]
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* [[Gender identity]]
*[http://library.thinkquest.org/17067/you/nfgender.html Television and gender roles]
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* [[Transgender]]
*[http://psychology.about.com/cs/childth/ht/genderrole.htm Gender role in child development studies]
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* [[Transvestite]]
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* [[Intersex]]
  
==See also==
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== External links ==
*[[Gender identity]]
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* [http://library.thinkquest.org/17067/you/nfgender.html Television and gender roles]
*[[Transgender]]
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* [http://psychology.about.com/cs/childth/ht/genderrole.htm Gender role in child development studies]
*[[Intersex]]
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Latest revision as of 20:23, 5 January 2014

A gender role is the pattern of masculine or feminine behaviour or duties defined by a particular culture or social group. Every society has a gender system, although the components and workings of this system vary widely between societies and over time.

In many ways, gender identity and roles function like any other social identity and role. Every known human society presents individuals with a set of statuses by which members of the society identify themselves and one another, and which to some extent determine the interaction between them.

Gender role covers a wide spectrum of expectations from the trivial, such as what clothes are worn, to the vital, such as child-rearing. It includes aspects of submissiveness and dominance although these are not typically followed in BDSM, where there is often a wider acceptance of variety than in the surrounding society.

There is much debate on the extent to which biological gender or gender stereotyping is connected with gender role. Most people accept that there are genuine psychological differences in behaviour and cognition between men and women on average while acknowledging that individual differences - sometimes very varied - within each group also exist.

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