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Culture

Culture definitely support in the determination of gender roles. Socialization in all cultures is directly linked to the final product of a human being. Culture dictates, at a very young age, how boys and girls are supposed to act, feel and respond to certain situations.

Boys and girls are separated by gender at birth. Boys are dressed in blue clothing and girls in pink. Boys are taught to play with trucks, trains, male action figures, swords and guns. These items aid in defining masculinity. Girls, on the other hand, are taught to play with dolls, toy stoves or easy bake ovens, and other toys to aide them in identifying with nurturing. These factors lead to identifying gender roles by our society. Anything that differs from this is considered somewhat abnormal. If a small male child wants to play with dolls, most fathers will immediately intervene and provide them with a more masculine toy. At the very least, he will show disapproval. Girls, on the other hand, may be labeled as a tomboy if they show interest in his truck.

Society is changing these actions are very much in line with the traditional American family. Boys mow grass, take out the trash and do most of what is determined to be "men's work." Girls are expected to wash dishes, mop floors, wash laundry and other feminine chores.

Also from the film I observed the different styles of clothing with in the cultures and societies. However despite the differences each culture of society may obtain, when all boils to things everyone has their own style of handling things whether is our children, the clothes we were or the food we eat, the majority of the time everyone intent is the same. We don't want our children to misbehave, we to be sure that we are doing things in the right way. Every one is just different and looks different. That's what makes everyone so unique.

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