The Socializing Forces that Influence Gender Role Development During our course work, we have been discussing the socializing forces that influence gender role development. This paper is the culmination of a study in which the writer took detailed notes over a 48-hour period regarding gender role behaviours within the context of socializing environments. The paper also offers the findings of an interview with a person of the opposite sex who is from the same socio-economic background; the aim of this interview is to see what challenges and obstacles persist for people on the basis of gender in 2010. In the end, it is the contention of this writer that the current state of affairs with regards to sex and gender is one in which the sexes...The end:
..... that sexism is very much an anachronistic term when applied to the contemporary age in the sense that it is no longer women who are the primary targets; men appear to be suffering, too. However, our culture does not appear interested in the concerns of men, so it will be interesting to see the ultimate impact upon all of us as we tell men to be one thing but make it harder for them to be that “thing”. References Schwartz, M.A. & Scott, B. M. (2010). Marriages and families, diversity and change (6th ed.). Upper Saddle, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc. Understanding gender: Its influence in intimate relationships. (2010). Slides 1-31. Upper Saddle, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc. Additional bibliographic information not available.