Gender Roles / Norms

Gender Roles / Norms

(noun phrase)

Cultural expectations for what people of certain genders should do with their lives, including what activities they should enjoy or excel at, how they should behave, and how they should be treated by others. These are often influenced by biological essentialism and results in cisnormativity.

e.g. Rav liked to challenge gender norms by refusing to engage in traditionally masculine activities.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

I’m Transgender. But Trust Me, I’m Just as Surprised as You Are | Let’s Queer Things Up


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