Talk:Gender roles

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That explains why in every instance and every culture all men and women fall into such rigid roles. After all if these roles were in fact constucted that would mean some got the short end of the stick. Now that we know the reasons are biological, no one needs to feel oppressed or oppressive.

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Gender role refers to the notion that the traits of men and women and their places in society are learned behavior, social constructs, or based on stereotypes, rather than biological differences between the sexes that men and women are born with.

I had a hard time parsing the grammar of this. Is this an assertion, or what?

I just want to know what a gender role *is*. Like daddy goes out to work, mommy stays home with the kids. --Ed Poor 13:13, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

This is covered in Gender already. --TrueGrit 14:16, 8 May 2007 (EDT)

This one is incredible even by Conservapedia standards! "The traditional roles of men as breadwinners and women as homemakers" is an EXAMPLE of gender roles, not a definition. Dadsnagem2 15:43, 22 February 2008 (EST)

Straw man (woman?)

The argument that "feminists want women to not be homemakers" is a straw man. No feminists actually say that. Feminists want women to have the choice to be homemakers, or professionals. Please don't cast imaginary hateful views on groups you don't understand.-HankS 15:20, 21 March 2008 (EDT)

I think your generalization about feminists is false. And the next time you call one of my views "hateful", you can leave this project. --Ed Poor Talk 15:24, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
Speaking as a feminist, I will say a woman can choose to be a homemaker, but I just hope they understand they have the option to be a president, should they choose it. RedRiverLib 15:41, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
Ed, first of all, it's extremely poor form to block me and then try to score points by posting controversial issues to my talk page, when you know full well that I can't respond for another day! It makes it look like you've won, when all you've done is stifle the opponent.
Anyways, I don't think I used a personal remark. I called the views of the original poster (was that even you?) hateful. I wasn't aware that calling "views" hateful was something one can be blocked for; when I look at category:liberals, it seems that one actually gets applauded for that! In any event, if there was a misunderstanding, I apologize.
On the article itself, anyways, I added a couple different perspectives. Feminism is a very diverse and deep intellectual field which cannot be defined only by one extremist, who wrote 60+ years ago, Ed. Have you read anything on the subject, written by actual feminist thinkers? I've added some quotes to clear up any confusion that the article as written would have caused.-HankS 15:29, 22 March 2008 (EDT)