The term “sex roles” refers to the social functions that are ascribed to individuals based
on their sex. Sex roles was initially the dominant paradigm to explain sexual inequality
in second-wave feminism; its feminist scholarship was role theory. Role theory focused
on practices of socialization into male and female roles, for example, different expectations and behaviors toward male and female infants. Both women’s liberation and the
burgeoning women’s scholarship inspired by the movement...[Show more]
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