Are traditional gender roles good for society?

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  • Yes.
    A good society understands that not everybody is the same, and that that's a GOOD thing. We all have different talents, shortcomings, genetics, whatever, but those things aren't a BAD thing. It's not a coincidence that EVERY civilization in human history had men as hunters/soldiers and women as nurses/mothers. Gender roles exist not because we make them exist, but because each sex was biologically designed to do certain jobs. 50 million years of evolution created gender roles, society didn't, society was based ON what humanity's strengths were.

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  • I think they could be depending on how they manifest themselves and how extreme they are. I think men and women being different has to do more with biology than anything else, and this difference has allowed the flourishing of society in my opinion. You have women who dominate the health care field more than men because of women’s natural caring ability for others, and you have men dominate things like engineering and law enforcement for the more logical and less emotional aspects of men’s biology. You’ll see women and men gravitate towards what they like based on their innate biology and psychology and rarely anything else. The reason why you don’t see a majority of women wanting to go into law enforcement or firefighting, is the same reason why you don’t see a lot of men wanting to become nurses. It’s the biological and psychological differences that govern what interests men and women

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  • It gives people direction towards what to do. It helps to organize society. Some people have no idea what to do, and gender roles help assign certain people to do certain things.

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  • Of course - they're good for everybody. I can't figure out why this generation is so rebellious about their sexuality. Take joy in your role. You'll get more out of life.

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    • Seriously though!! I’m just tired of hearing people say that girls and guys are the same and equal. We are different and we should embrace that.

    • @Natalie11299 - Absolutely!! And so refreshing to hear.

      Men and women are simply not the same. Sure, they're both human beings, but the sexes are very different in how they act, react, percieve things, process information, and make decisions. The have different emotional connections to each other, to sex, to commitment, and what their relationships mean to them.

      Mark Gungor, a couples therapist and seminar presenter, does a pretty good job of breaking down communication differences, you can google his name for more content, but here's a pretty good vid:

      https://youtu.be/0BxckAMaTDc

  • Frankly they were better than the train wreck we are currently experiencing, however i believe what we have right now is a necessary growing pain towards something better later on, we just happen to be living through an awkward period of change.

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  • Statistically speaking? Yes, all data we have heavily leans towards that conclusion. Men are happier, women are happier, children fair better and are happier. Kind of explains why its the tradition to be honest (and how it developed in every single major and minor civilization in the world).

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  • Yes. Because that's when families were most stable. Because of single parenting now, we have "dysfunctional families." And that's been a total disaster.

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  • Nah. Both genders working, producing, that's good for society.

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  • feminism's influence on full display here... good to see most men are waking up and about a 3rd of women... they are arguably just the ones who survived all along lol their families stayed smart, women are not really waking up to this in any significant numbers that I can see

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  • Traditional gender roles have utility, yes. However, authoritarian legal enforcement of traditional gender roles is ethically wrong, as is authoritarian legal enforcement of anything except compulsion not to murder or steal.

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  • To an extent. Girls should sound, dress, and act feminine and guys should sound, dress, and act masculine. But things like paying for meals when we both work and have the same potential to earn, and the woman being the one to be in the kitchen are outdated. Equal rights should mean equality in a relationship as well. If you're a responsible adult you should be able to pay your own meal and know how to cook as it's a life skill.

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  • Especially during times where children are being born and early childhood to the start of school. My wife worked before kids and returned when the last one went to pre-kindergarten. I think it is crucially important to the development of small children for mommy (or daddy acting as mommy) to be around up until about 3-4 years of age.

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What Girls Said 39

  • They're only good for the people who happen to fit into them, and the majority really doesn't fit traditional gender roles to a T anymore. People deserve to be free and choose what they want to do with their life. To try to force everyone to fit into the same mold is crazy, because we're all different and we should be free to express our differences.

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    • I swear, people aare so much more closed minded than I thought! This really makes me not give a f*** about other's opinions

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    • @GothAncap haha I was scared for a second that you meant me and my opinion. I don’t worry too much about the downvoters because I know that if anyone tried to force them to be something they’re not, they would be the loudest whiners of all. They’re usually just a bunch of assholes who are more concerned about their own narrow-minded opinions rather than the rights of others.

    • Exactly! It's so obvious to anyone who believes in rights that these people don't care about anyone but themselves. I knew these people existed, but not in these amounts! It's so high because people are less empathetic than ever (as a group). Studies have even shown that

  • Most people don't realize that what they personally think of as
    traditional gender roles" have never been the ONLY tradition. Most of them are talking about a set of traditions that were only in place for about 15 years, and never for everyone.

    Enforcing one set of gender roles as ideal, and even mandatory, has never been good for all of society. There is no reason to think it will start being good in the future.

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    • gender roles are imposed on is by nature. since forever.

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    • That's never how all people lived. Societies have had differing gender roles throughout history. You don't know your history, anthropology or biology.

    • #Mikecake

      I appreciate your answer 🙂

  • Gender isn't about what's between your legs or not, it's about how you feel about yourself. That can be a range rather than just one way or another. It's about time we as a society drop our paradigms and perceptions of how things should be based on outdated beliefs, dogma, and paradigms and start allowing how things are. Nature even has sequential hermaphrodites that start as a male and end up a female as they progress through life such as a Baramundi fish (Quite tasty by the way) en.wikipedia.org/.../Barramundi#Life_cycle
    Limiting women's or men's roles in jobs, house etc only reduces the opportunities for both to contribute to a productive and prosperous society, family unit, individual... Limiting the free expression of gender regardless of what is between the legs limits living life to it's fullest.
    Screw gender roles and patriarchal society. Just my opinion. I know most will feel threatened by it just like whenever a societal norm is broken. Oh well.

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  • YES! ... very much so, but so are nontraditional gender roles :)

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  • The funny thing is the majority of men voting yes are only thinking of roles for the opposite sex or gender benders or whatever they call them.

    If you frame the question differently to is the traditional gender model for what it means to be masculine many may feel differently.

    They don’t want to be seen as less than for having muscles, they don’t like the idea of having to be the provider. But then heaven forbid the woman step up and make more than him. He likes that resentment.

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  • No bc it encourages idiocy in certain areas. People avoid learning subjects that are not masculine or feminine depending on what sex they are it’s absurd and dangerous.

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  • No, they are outdated and sexist!!! We are in the 21st Century let's get with the times!!!

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  • If traditional is that man works and then comes home, gets the food that his wife cooked after coming home from work, picking up kids and cleaning the house, it is not so good. Both should just do their best to make family life work. N if the families are good, the whole society is good

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  • Traditional roles makes things stagnant and stale. Plus, not every person fits the roles assigned to them. Let people do what they want and figure that out for themselves as long as it doesn't hurt anybody.

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  • It's better for the kids to have a parent home to help them and supervise them. I'm still all for who ever is home staying home to get a job or get an education with their free time. But the number one job is to raise your kids. I think that's the best job myself.

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