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A Woman's Identity - Term Papers

A Woman's Identity


Women lose their identity as soon as they get married and begin a family.
Every little girl dreams of getting married and raising a family, because this
is what women are taught to seek at an early age. When a woman achieves this
goal, she loses her identity due to the many roles that she is now forced to
play. Once married, a woman is expected to be a mother, nurturer, housekeeper,
teacher, doctor, cook, chauffeur, and more increasingly, a career woman. Women
are forced to carry out these roles because of society's traditional view of the
role women should play, and young women are pressured to follow in their
mother's footsteps. Because a woman's life revolves around her children ...

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trying to act too much like men, but
women are being forced by society to move between the traditional definitions of
male and female roles, because of the many different tasks they have to carry
out from day to day. For example, in order for women to enter the “male” world
of work, they have to obtain “masculine” traits and leave their “feminine”
traits at home.
Bearing children is expected in today's society, because nurturing and
child care are viewed as feminine traits. Women are conditioned at a young age
to believe that once they are adults they will become mothers. If a middle aged,
married woman doesn't have any children, people often assume that there is a
biological reason for her lack of children. Motherhood is expected by society,
but contrary to popular belief, many psychologists believe that it is not
instinct, but a learned desire. In Betty Rollin's essay, “Motherhood: Who Needs
It,” one psychiatrist explains that, “women don't need to be mothers any more
than ...

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Added: 4/9/2007 06:06:58 PM
Category: Social Issues
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 610
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