Gender Roles In Russia And Cuba

1726 words - 7 pages

Societies have always had traditional ways of life, such as, gender roles, celebrations, religions, educations, etc. Gender roles vary in different countries all around the world from relative status, labor, marriage, inheritance and socialization such as education and child care. As the years go by traditions begin to change, and people alter their ways of life. A wide variety of things are now more accepted in today’s time. Traditionally in the United States women are the nurtures and men are the money makers. Recently with times changing women are beginning to work outside of the home, put their careers first, and then begin a family. Men are beginning to stay at home more and be Mr. Mom. In countries around the world such as Cuba and Russia, the gender roles may be exactly the same or complete opposite.
Men and women are often stereotyped by the everyday society. Men cannot cook, fold clothes, clean the house, or even take proper care of the children. Women are stereotyped as bad drivers, followers, and unable to manage finances. Stereotypes have been around since the beginning of time and manage to stick now matter how much the roles have reversed.
In Russia “society was structured around gender divisions of labor and authority” (Ember 1862). Women who are newlyweds are known to be submissive to their spouse until they have children, and one being a son. The son(s) will eventually take the mothers place and work side by side with their father. Females grew up knowing that they would join the men in “previously male only” (Ember 1862) jobs. Jobs range from construction, running machines, running and laying down roads and railroads. Women who were “free” had the option to take up a job in nurseries and daycares.
Women’s’ careers began to rise in the medical field, engineering, and science fields. Although women would work outside of the home they still had the responsibility of household chores. Women never received the credit they deserved. They have equal employment as men, but still faced discrimination. By the 1980’s over 50 percent of women students had higher education. As unemployment decreased in the 1990’s women began to be laid off, or fired from these life long careers they have perceived. Women begin the era of being classified as stay at home moms. Men who were successful allowed women to stay at home. Women who had to have a job for financial reasons had a very tough time finding work. Women often turned to prostitution for money, escape poverty or abusive husbands.
In Russia, citizens believe the only reason for marriage is the romantic love aspect. “Contemporary practice also highlights more pragmatic and cynical aspects of marital relationships, such as improving one’s economic status or housing prospects” (Ember 1863). People generally tend to meet partners at school, work, and clubs. Premarital sex is accepted; therefore premarital unplanned pregnancies are not uncommon. Marriage often occurs...

Find Another Essay On Gender Roles in Russia and Cuba

Gender Roles and Racism in Othello

1863 words - 7 pages Gender roles and racism play a big part in Shakespeare’s Othello. “Othello is unique among Shakespeare's great tragedies. Unlike Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, which are set against a backdrop of affairs of state and reverberate with suggestions of universal human concerns, Othello is set in a private world and focuses on the passions and personal lives of its major figures. Indeed, it has often been described as a "tragedy of character

Gender Roles and Racism in Othello

1916 words - 8 pages Gender roles and racism play a big part in Shakespeare’s Othello. “Othello is unique among Shakespeare's great tragedies. Unlike Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, which are set against a backdrop of affairs of state and reverberate with suggestions of universal human concerns, Othello is set in a private world and focuses on the passions and personal lives of its major figures. Indeed, it has often been described as a "tragedy of character

Examining Gender Roles in Man and Superman

1663 words - 7 pages The dynamics of the characters and relationships represented in Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman have created a buzz of critical debate among the world of theater for the past century. The focus typically remains on two of the main characters, Ann Whitefield and John “Jack” Tanner, in an effort to examine in entirety whether the characters represent gender roles that oppose the accepted social norm or whether the characters actually support the

Exploiting Stereotypes and Gender Roles in Gaming

3022 words - 12 pages that women are sexual objects. Dietz’s study was one of the earliest studies to examine stereotypical portrayals in video games. The main focus being gender roles in video games. “Only recently has gaming research begun to concern itself with the portrayals of game characters, and this research has often focused on the portrayal of women in games” (Burgess). The portrayal of female characters in video games is astonishingly sexualized and

Gender Roles in Society

1184 words - 5 pages Gender Roles in Society Gender role is a commonly discussed subject in society. Gender role simply defined is a person's inner sense of how a male or female should feel and behave. Society and culture are also very important in relation to this subject. This means different societies and cultures may produce children and later, grown men and women, who have quite different views of a man or a woman's place in the world around them, often

Gender Roles in Society

1025 words - 4 pages Gender Roles in Society Suggested roles of all types set the stage for how human beings perceive their life should be. Gender roles are one of the most dangerous roles that society faces today. With all of the controversy applied to male vs. female dominance in households, and in the workplace, there seems to be an argument either way. In the essay, “Men as Success Objects”, the author Warren Farrell explains this threat of society as a

Gender Roles in China

1001 words - 4 pages For a country which has thousands of years of history, China, like majority society in the world, still remains some kind of patriarchy and it is continuously affecting the gender roles in China and all around the world. As a person who born and raise in China, I evidenced how gender roles alter with the development of China. Gender Roles in Early China (From Han Dynasty to Republic of China) There is no doubt that males have a very dominant

Gender Roles in Mulan

979 words - 4 pages The Disney movie, Mulan, is a fantastic movie that depicts gender-stereotyped roles, socialization of gender roles, and consequences of over stepping one’s gender role. Both males and females have a specific role in the Chinese society that one must follow. Mulan made a brave choice pretending to be a man and going to war against the Huns in place of her father, risking serious consequences if she were to get caught. She broke the

Gender roles in Cinderella

1611 words - 6 pages tales are obligated to behave in a certain manner to preserve herself, as traditionally the feminine has less power than the masculine. Thus, the heroines behave a certain way because of her relationship to the masculine. It is clear that the stories we remember best are the ones instilled in our minds at the early, most-influential stage in our lives. To help in the battle against inequality, we must first address these tales passed down from generation to generation and note the effects on gender roles and expectations.

Gender Roles in Society

1507 words - 6 pages Meghan FindleyComm 1010August 7, 2007Gender Ads; The Sexes In The Cross HairsThe 21st century has brought and evolved new styles of communication that has shaped the way our society thinks, behaves, and lives. A large influence that has existed throughout the creation of mass media has been gender roles. The evolution of our society has also caused the gender roles within mass media to also evolve. Mass and mediated communication have become the

Gender roles in Cosmopolitan

1029 words - 4 pages In the magazine, Cosmopolitan there are often stereotypical views of both women and men and I intend to focus on this. Gender roles prescribe norms, which instruct people to pursue specific careers and lifestyles. Certain roles, behaviours and attitudes constructed by society assign and control how men and women behave and are perceived. Cosmopolitan regularly features stories focused on how to make women beautiful, thin, and desirable to men

Similar Essays

Gender Roles And Sexuality In Latin America

1179 words - 5 pages Marianismo and machismo are the traditional gender roles in Latin America. Marianismo is the aspect of female gender roles while machismo is the aspect of male gender roles. The key belief of machismo is that men hold supremacy over women. For the most part these gender roles conform to traditional understanding of sexuality, masculinity, and femininity. There is only one key contradiction I found when it came to traditional understandings of

Patriarchy And Gender Roles In Genesis

911 words - 4 pages Patriarchy and Gender Roles in GenesisChristine GreenwoodSouth UniversityWorld Literature Running head: PATRIARCHY AND GENDER ROLES IN GENESIS 1 PATRIARCHY AND GENDER ROLES IN GENESIS 2 Patriarchy and Gender Roles in GenesisPatriarchy is defined as a form of social organization in which males dominate females, while matriarchy is a female dominated society. (Macionis, 2008). While matriarchy does exist, it is patriarchy that is prevalent

Gender Roles In War And Peace

1953 words - 8 pages Particular accepted gender roles are enforced throughout peacetime and war, often with violent consequences. Initially this essay will explore the meaning behind gendered roles, their creation, and their importance in modern society. Using a case study of the conflict and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this essay will then investigate the prevalence of sexual violence in war. Gender is a social construct and does exist

Gender Roles In Beauty And The Beast

610 words - 2 pages Gender roles in "Beauty and the Beast" Gender roles have been ingrained in our society all throughout history. In Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont's short story Beauty and the Beast, the author presents each character as a reflection of their own genders. Dominance and submission are two specific gender identities that have been assigned to men and women respectively. Beaumont tackles the difference between men and women's roles in