gender role

noun
the public image of being male or female that a person presents to others.
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gender role n.
The pattern of masculine or feminine behavior of an individual that is defined by a particular culture and that is largely determined by a child's upbringing.

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Example sentences
It has been noted over and over again that homophobia and strict gender roles
  are closely intertwined.
The first is her rigorous fealty to the gender roles of her day.
Gender roles persist even under conditions of radical freedom.
Individuals now attempt to live and work free of gender roles and restrictions.
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