This collection of essays provides readers with various perspectives on the individual roles of men and women. Across four chapters, readers will evaluate whether male and female roles are biologically derived, what the cultural effects of these roles are, whether gender stereotypes impact perceptions of men and women, and what gender roles will be like in the future. Essayist Chris Nutter reports that men are becoming more like women, while another essay claims the opposite. Elayne Boosler claims the U.S. is ready for a female president while another essayist states that it is not. Issues are richly debated, allowing readers to develop their own intelligent opinions about male and female roles.
ContentsBiology contributes to differences between male and female behaviors / Steven E. Rhoads
Biology does not contribute to differences between male and female behaviors / Susan Kentlyn
Children do not naturally segregate by sex / Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers
Children recognize and reinforce gender roles / Lori Baker-Sperry
Women can compete against men in sports / Phil Dimitriadis
Women cannot compete against men in sports / Amby Burfoot
Males and females both embrace gaming technology / Aleks Krotoski
Males and females respond differently to technology / Gloria Moss, interviewed by Chris Lake
The United States is not ready for a female president / Matthew J. Streb ... [et al.]
The United States is ready for a female president / Elayne Boosler
Stay-at-home dads are reversing stereotypes / Marilyn Gardner
Fatherhood is not valued in society / Ruth Wishart
Women are not recognized as military heroes / Jennie Ruby
Women are recognized as military heroes / Laura Yao
Men are more successful because they make their careers a priority / Marty Nemko
Women make better corporate leaders / Joanna L. Krotz
Men are becoming more like women / Chris Nutter
Women are becoming more like men / Boyé Lafayette De Mente
Gender equity is increasing / Marilyn Gardner
The future of gender roles is uncertain / Alexandra Montgomery
Gender will become a choice / Karen Moloney
Gender will become obsolete / George Dvorsky.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
-- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2010
229 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index.