Above is an example of gender roles.
A gender role is basically something that a person of particular gendermust do since imust do because it expected of their gender. In these days, you don't see it much, but it still exists. Nevertheless, it was worse a long time ago, and here's an example.
It is a 1950's ad. What it is saying is that men work and make money to support a family while women stay home and cook and clean.
This has been going on for ages. Women were not allowed to participate in the Ancient Greek Olympics. Why? One of the reasons was because being defeated by women would be a disgrace. In ancient civilizations, women were sort of second-class citizens, treated the same as slaves.
This did not stop after the Modern Olympics came into existence. For many years, women were not allowed to participate. It was a long time until rules were established so women could enter every event. Even after that, men are not allowed to participate in synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics. Why? Why were men not allowed to take part in these?
In the 14th and 15th century, which was the age of exploration, you might have noticed that women were not dominant. Sure, there was Christopher Columbus and Marco Polo, and they are household names. Female explorers like Gertrude Bell and Jean Batten are not as famous.
What do you think?
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