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Are gender roles destined to be unequal?

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Based on your understanding of the research on the biological and cultural ingredients of gender, provide an empirical rationale countering the claim that gender roles are destined to be unequal.

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The ability to formulate a response to this question hinges on the definition of unequal. There has been much discussion on whether fair always means equal. Does equal mean identical? It has been determined that in education fair is not always equal. In other words a student must be given the best education available which does not mean that every student receives the same identical education. The education for students with special needs and gifted students, for example, are frequently different from the general education received by the majority of students yet there is no demand for equal/identical educational services.

If equal means the same then there is no way to argue that gender roles can ever be equal. Women can carry a child in their womb, bear children, and breast feed them while men can do none of these things. Men, in general, are faster, stronger, more aggressive, and are driven by ...

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This solution examines gender roles and their perceived inequality. Biological and cultural factors and taken into consideration and the issues of fairness, rights and equality are examined. Over 600 words of original text. This is an editorial piece rather than a researched question therefore specific sources are not cited.

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