Gender Roles

Gender Roles

by Noel Merino


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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores whether gender roles are important, how gender roles affect parenting and reproduction, how gender roles affect the workplace, and how gender roles are changing.; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737769586
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2014
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,110,105
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Are Gender Roles Important?

Chapter Preface 18

1 Gender Preferences Are Connected to Biological Sex from an Early Age Christina Hoff Sommers 20

2 Gender Is Not Inherently Connected to Biology Gender Spectrum 28

3 Marriage Is Meant to Be the Union of One Man and One Woman Andreas J. Köstenberger 33

4 Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples Would Benefit Everyone Rebecca Solnit 44

5 There Are Many Reasons to Oppose Gender Neutrality in the Military Mackubin Thomas Owens 50

6 Urine the Army Now: Ladies Can't Pee Outdoors, and Other Cringeworthy Arguments for the Ban on Women in Combat William Saletan 58

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 65

Chapter 2 How Do Gender Roles Affect Parenting and Reproduction?

Chapter Preface 67

1 There Is Nothing Inherently Preferable About Traditional Gender Roles Cathy Young 69

2 It Is Wrongly Assumed That All Women Desire Motherhood Jessica Volenti 74

3 I Hate Being Called a Good Dad Matt Villano 81

4 Is Forced Fatherhood Fair? Laurie Shrage 85

5 Biological Realities Create Parental Responsibilities for Men and Women Jonathon Van Maren 92

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 96

Chapter 3 How Do Gender Roles Affect the Workplace?

Chapter Preface 98

1 Gender Roles in the Workplace Are Converging Ellen Galinsky Kerstin Aurnann James T. Bond 101

2 Millennial Males' "Lean In" Ambivalence Peggy Drexler 111

3 Contraception and Economic Decline Have Made the Workplace More Competitive Noah Berlatsky 116

4 The Equal Pay Day Reality Check Christina Hoff Sommers 122

5 The Gender Wage Gap Cannot Be Fully Explained by Women's Choices Pamela Coukos 129

6 Women Face Discrimination in the Workplace as Mothers Ashley Nelson 135

7 Women Need Special Employment Protection During Pregnancy Noreen Farrell Jamie Dolkas? Mia Munro 145

Periodical Internet Sources Bibliography 153

Chapter 4 How Are Gender Roles Changing?

Chapter Preface 155

1 Changing Gender Roles in Marriage Fredric Neuman 157

2 Feminism Has Harmed Women by Eliminating Natural Gender Roles Nicole M. Kooistra 165

3 Feminists Fought Battles and Men Won the War Brenda Zurita 176

4 Let's Rethink Masculinity: Real Men Should Be More than Breadwinners Joan C. Williams 181

5 Strict Binary Definitions of Sex and Gender Are Problematic Patricia J. Williams 186

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 191

For Further Discussion 192

Organizations to Contact 194

Bibliography of Books 199

Index 202

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