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Thu Nov 7, 2013, 03:29 PM

64. The article did make sense about a real problem for men in gender assigned roles.

Such as mentioning that we women have expanded our roles to include choices that in the past were closed to us such as doctors, pilots, police officers and other traditional male vocations. I was a soldier, just a nurse since the military doesn't allow women to serve in its elite fighting forces. But, like the op states, men are still expected to be protectors and providers in our society. Their roles are expected to be manly and able to support their families. Look at women's fiction and men's action movies. C'mon, admit it. How often is the hero an interior decorator or a guy that works the evening shift at Burger King? No, the hero is always a cop, an international spy, a rugged Army Ranger or some type of he-man. He may also be a vampire or werewolf, but he won't be no interior decorator or work at the Taco Cabana for barely over minimum wage. Women can still be thought of as pretty and sexy being doctors, firefighters and working for minimum wage at a burger joint. A guy that's an administrative assistant or one that's in a minimum wage job isn't considered as desirable or manly to many unenlightened people.

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