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Men's and Women's Roles

  • Date Submitted: 09/23/2012 05:54 PM
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Men's and Women's Roles

In the past, a woman has been considered someone to have children, someone to cook, someone to clean, and someone who does not deserve rights. In the essay "I Want a Wife," Judy Brady points out the different roles of a "wife" according to society, at that time. Men's roles in the family, on the other hand, were to be good fathers and provide income for the family. Moreover, according to Barry in "From Now On, Let Women Kill Their Own Spiders," men are seen as knowledgeable and useful human beings, and they are always thinking and creating significant insights. The differences in the two authors and their writings prove that men and women have many discrepancies. So, what makes men and women different? In my opinion, there are basic gender traits or intellectual qualities that make men and women different, and some differences are inherent and some are the result of socialization.
There are some differences between men and women that scientists have studied for years, and these differences seem to be alike in most societies, at any time. Men and women have different body and brain structures, different characters, and social distinctions. Both sexes have different body sizes and weights. Men are usually taller than women. Men are more analytic than women. Men tend to do better with tasks requiring more localized processing, such as mathematics, while women are better at integrating and assimilating information from distributed gray-matter regions of the brain, which aids language skills. According to William J. Rogers, they both have different brain composition that impacts their psychological development. For example, women have more brain cells than men. Both men and women express their emotions differently. Men like to keep it in and not let their emotions go, but women like to go tell others. Women express sadness and depression more than men while men express anger more than women do. Women develop more friendships than men, tend...


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