Gender and Greek Culture
In the ancient Greek culture, there were very unique means of handling the different roles of gender in the society. First, there was a distinct difference in roles between men and women in the society. With these differences, there has been defined the ways in which both the men and the women should be in the society. This way of life has been comparable to the ancient hunting and gathering where there has been a distinct role of both the gender in the society. As the children grow, this way of life tends to stick into their minds and they get different feelings on how to handle themselves in colleges. The Greek College life today still follows the traditional system of life where the female students are still under the bond of the traditional system and they are not free to make any decisions for themselves. The women have been considered as a less salient gender in making their own decisions affecting their personal lives. For this reason, the Greek society has been left lagging behind in development owing to its strict traditional adherence. This paper discusses the current situation of the Greek society with references to the ancient times and the college life today.
The college Greek system needs to catch up with the rest of society and move away from such strong adherence to social norms that come from outdated gender roles. College life as a whole is about discovering who you are, what you are passionate about, and what you want to do for the rest of your life. At this detrimental point in a young adult’s life, it is important for them to feel the freedom to answer these questions for themselves. The social norms that Greek organizations put so much emphasis on, make it harder to distinguish between personal preferences and socially acceptable ideas of personal preferences. Seeing as these students are very impressionable at this time, getting into the wrong kind of environment could have...