Gender Role Reversal Essay

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By: MW Throughout one's life each of us face new obstacles due to the progression of the life cycle. Many of these so-called obstacles we encounter are from the many role demands that each one of us has to fulfill. As we get older our lives take on new roles, such as being a: wife, parent, school teacher, etc. One role, however, will never leave us, that's our gender. We will never truly know what it's like to put ourselves in the shoes of the opposite gender, but I can try and elaborate from my own personal experience and observations of what I fell society would demand from being a male in the United States. I am going to first discuss a few of the many negatives that I believe can accompany being a male. I feel in some incidents women can manipulate situations with body language, but men must use material or external influence to achieve this type of manipulation. The movie "Erin Brockovich" immensely demonstrates this characteristic. Julia Roberts portrays a poor, single mother who uses her cleavage in a few situations to get what she wants. Another negative characteristic I feel about being a male would not being able to buy and wear female clothing. I wanted to make sure that I took into consideration what is negative about the entire gender role itself from a male's perspective. So, I got onto the Internet and joined a transsexuals chat channel. I felt this would give me a...

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