gender role

gender role
the overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness

your gender role is the public expression of your gender identity

Hypernyms: ↑role

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the public image of being male or female that a person presents to others.

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gender role noun (behaviourism)
The set of attitudes and behaviour considered appropriate by a given culture for each sex
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Main Entry:gender

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