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date: 16 July 2018

gender roles

A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

John Harris,

Vicky White

gender roles 

The social expectations attached to gender and the sanctioning of ways in which gender should be expressed through forms of dress, types of posture, and particular gestures associated with either women or men. See also deconstruction; femininity; gender; gender differentiation; gender dysphoria; gender identity; masculinity; social constructionism.