Gender in Ancient Greece

In many societies of the world obvious biological differences between men and women are used to justify each gender being forced into different societal roles that limit and shape their attitudes and behaviors. The societies are not contented with the natural differences of sex; they struggle to add to it a cultural difference of gender. Societies associate simple physical facts with complex psychological qualities.[1] For example, it is not enough for a man to be male as he has to appear masculine. Women, on the other hand, are female and they must be feminine. During the ancient Greece patriarchy system dominated the society. This is where the male gender role is….
[1]  Lindsey Linda L, Gender roles: a sociological perspective (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005), 190.

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