7th Class Social Science Gender, Religion and Caste Question Bank Role of Gender - Long answer Type Question

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    Explain the influence of parents on their children?s gender roles.


    A child's earliest exposure to what it means to be a male or female comes from parents. Parents treat sons and daughters differently. The girls are dressed in pink and frocks while boys are made to wear jeans with blue or green shirts. A girl's toys are dolls and kitchen sets. But a boy's toys are cars, cricket bats and footballs. Toys greatly reinforce the traditional gender roles-boys are active and adventurous, while girls are passive and homely.

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