Behaviors, interests, attitudes, skills, and traits that a culture considers appropriate for males and for females. (230)
Expression of gender signals through appearance, dress, performance of gender behavior and expected social tasks
the behaviors that are considered appropriate for females or males in a given culture. (125)
The set of socially or culturally defined attitudes, behaviors, expectations, and responsibilities considered appropriate for women (feminine) and men (masculine).
The characteristics associated with men and women because of cultural influence or learning. go to glossary index
Learned behaviors that condition activities, tasks, and responsibilities viewed within a given society as "masculine" or "feminine."
The socially constructed and culturally specific behavior and appearance expectations imposed on women (femininity) and men (masculinity).
The particular economic and social roles that a society considers appropriate for women and men. Men are mainly identified with productive roles that tend to be sequential, while women have more roles: domestic responsibilities, productive work and community activities, which often have to be carried out simultaneously. Gender roles and responsibilities can vary between cultures and can change over time. In almost all societies, women's roles tend to be undervalued.
A set of behaviors based on gender that make up a role: for example, father, mother.
these concern the activities ascribed to men and women on the basis of perceived gender differences. While men are mainly identified with productive roles, women have a triple role: a productive role; a reproductive (or domestic) role; and a community managing role. Gender roles and responsibilities vary between cultures and can change over time.
A set of expectations placed upon a person based on their perceived gender.