Examinaning Gender Roles

Expectations by Gender


Complete a Quick Write.

  • Create two quick lists: one of expectations of boys and men in our culture, and one of expectations of girls and women. It’s fine if there is some overlap between the two lists (i.e., there are things that are expected of both men and women).

Open Notebook

Share your list.

Then discuss with your classmates:

  • What do you notice about the lists?
  • Where is there overlap, and where do there seem to be distinct spheres of expectations?
  • Do you think people really follow these expectations, or do most people follow their own paths?