Question by  Luna69 (15)

What do you consider to be the masculine and feminine roles?


Answer by  WiseTeacher (258)

Traditionally, women fulfill the biological role of motherhood and child-rearing, while men are seen as providers and behavior models. However, child-rearing and providing are no longer gender-limited.


Answer by  darienabrina (12)

In a traditional relationship, meaning the man earns the money, and the woman stays home, there are two distinct roles. The feminine role includes, housework, shopping, child rearing,and tending to her man. The masculine role includes, working, the yard, the cars, the trash, repairs, and paying the bills. In a relationship where both work, those roles should be negotiated.


Answer by  grandmas (280)

I feel that heavy physical work should be masculine and for the most part, the work in the kitchen, childcare and other housework should be feminine. However, I think some of the work should be shared and not a rigid line set.


Answer by  EchoC (553)

I personally find that gender roles are becoming more fluid and are therefore making such binary distinctions more obsolete. You may be interested in studying the Bem Sex Role Inventory, which questions one on masculine, feminine and neutral characteristics. Kate Bornstein's books may also be helpful, particularly 'My Gender Workbook.'

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