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Definition of Sex role

Sex role Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
The gender specific role behavior that a person learns as a member of a particular society.
Sex role Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A gender role is a set of societal norms dictating what types of behaviors are generally considered acceptable, appropriate or desirable for a person based on their actual or perceived sex. These are usually centered around opposing conceptions of femininity and masculinity, although there are myriad exceptions and variations. The specifics regarding these gendered expectations may vary substantially among cultures, while other characteristics may be common throughout a range of cultures. There is ongoing debate as to what extent gender roles and their variations are biologically determined, and to what extent they are socially constructed.

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