What it this were not the case? How would society function if the gender norm for a male were to be gentle and nurturing?
Gender norms make the message to "be yourself" seem quite deceiving. Society doesn't want you to be the "self" you want. Instead the defining characteristics of what you should be have and will continue to be instilled in each person as long as the concept of becoming gendered continues in social practices... Showed first 250 characters
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Society doesn't want you to be the "self" you want. Instead the defining characteristics of what you should be have and will continue to be instilled in each person as long as the concept of becoming gendered continues in social practices.
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