Gender Roles vs. Conformity
Ralph Emerson once said in his essay ‘Self-Reliance’, “Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide”. As enticing as it sounds to fit in with a voluminous group of people, being yourself can build confidence, happiness, and character. Conformity is involving a change of behavior to fit in a certain group. For example, males and females are expected to follow the precedents to fit in with society. People in society should be who they truly are and not amend to the people around them. It is unnecessary for us to fall into the confining, infallible walls of gender roles.
There is always the stereotypes that causes conformity. For example, how men are expected to liquidate a meal or how women are expected to know how to cook and clean scrupulously. Most typical roles for men show dominance and strength, while roles for women are passionate and nurturing. Everyone should be able to execute a deft task no matter what gender you are. Ever since birth, children are labeled by color, blue for boys, pink for girls. Parents also play a role in conformity by supplying specific toys to a certain gender. Daughters are supplied with dolls and playing dress-up and sons are fiddling with trucks and superheroes.
As children, girls and boys are treated differently depending on their parents. The fathers and mothers are role models to their children. Boys are taught to be more active and more chivalry while on the other hand, girls are taught to be unfeigned, diffident and to be protected. Today, our society consists of males are more populated in the law enforcement, the military, and the leading government while females are more populated in the medical and health and childcare. Some say the quandary is by personal choice. A study showed that a child with masculinity proven to have a higher self-esteem than a child with feminine characteristics. The population conforms by finding an occupation that everyone else in their community wants to pursue and...