How Gender Differences and Roles are Changing Today .
As the years have gone on we have seen many changes in the differences and roles of the genders in our society. The Spartans of ancient Greece for example had the woman as stay at home moms to parent future warriors, but they had to participate in many athletic activities because they thought a strong mother would give birth to a strong child. However, the men were the fighters and were kept very close to each other to the point of homosexual relationships forming. Even today though we tend to still classify the genders under certain roles no matter what science has to say.
I read an article About Gender: Differences by J. Bland. The author starts out by stating that try as much as we like men and women are different. He is quick to point out though that everyone is different, so why bother worrying? The difference is so strong apparently that it is one of the most important things we look for in a person. After the introduction he starts going into various theories about gender roles and differences. He disproves a few things along the way like: "There are studies about relative abilities of perception, vision sound and touch. Certainly, if you watched a carpenter run his fingers along a planed surface and being able to tell how "true" it was, you would find it difficult to believe that boys lack tactile sensitivity.” He goes on to say that men are seen as stronger of the two genders, but the fact is that overall women are stronger. They can fight off viruses better, can sustain trauma better; have better endurance, and live longer. This is why they make not only good protectors for a child while it's in the womb, but also after it's born. Men on the other hand don't as good protectors for the young do to their more aggressive nature and may put a child in harm. This is thinking on a nature level though. The biggest difference the author talks about is that of how each gender perceives spatial relations.