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gender role

the public image of being male or female that a person presents to others. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • 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.
  • Whatever revolution was fomenting posed no apparent threat to gender roles.
  • And fantasy authors haven't even needed to create new worlds to play with gender roles.
  • Those who have walked the line of fashion fame have often walked the line of gender roles.
  • What does surprise, however, is its reversal of the gender roles.
gender roles in Medicine

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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