Gender Roles In The 1970s

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Gender roles played a major role in the 1970’s society and have throughout our history. Many major controversies arose during this sexist time period. The major issues that came up involving sexism in the 70s was that wives were expected to stay home all day, cook, clean the house and clean up after their husband, as well as taking care of their children. Throughout history, gender roles, either imposed by society or created within the home, have altered dynamics within the home and society. However, gender roles have thankfully changed throughout time. Many efforts were made to treat women fairly like the women's rights movements and other movements. These traditional gender roles apply to married life and marriage in general. Gender roles play a major role in the quality of marriage and how people want their ideal marriage to be. We have came so far since the 70s and we have made major strides of equality towards women in the workforce and in their marriages.
In the 1970s, the world of an American women was limited in almost every respect, from family life to the workplace. A woman was expected to follow one path, which was to
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However, considerable changes have been found since those times. Today gender roles have been shifted, making a strong impact on society and within homes. For example my family is the exact opposite of what I stated before. My dad contributes along with my mom, around the house by cleaning up after our family, sweeping the floors, doing our laundry, and washing the dishes. All of these tasks are done daily and are often completed after a long days at work. By doing this it opened the opportunity for my mom to achieve her dream which was teaching. This is one of the many strives we have changed. Women and my mom have moved into paid employment outside the home in ways that their parents could only dream