Changes in Gender Roles in the United States


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Changes in Gender Roles in the United States
Traditional gender roles in the United States are based on the idea that women should stay at home and take care of the house and children when men go out into the world and work to make money for the family. These gender roles are based on the idea that a family is made of a heterosexual (man and woman) couples, probably with children. They are about dividing the work of the family life up so that the person who can make more money, the man, will work outside the home and do that and the woman will make no money and will work in the house to make sure everything is taken care of for her family, her husband, and herself. These roles have changed a lot in the past century or more in the United...
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