Gender Role Reversal Essay

This essay has a total of 515 words and 3 pages.

Gender Role Reversal




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 great new
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