Tuesday, November 22, 2011


"Changing gender roles and relationships in later life and the challenges to masculinity with advancing age are newly emerging areas in the study of gender and ageing." (Arber, Davidson & Ginn, 2003)

Arber, S., Davidson, K., & Ginn, J. (2003). Gender and ageing: Changing roles and relationships. Philadelphia: Retrieved from http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=Yl77-wFZ1f4C&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=gender roles in relationships&ots=PUeLP_NJ67&sig=6ql1V7u2lw4iaGBHvUf7S0mGdZg

This source includes information on how gender role has changed over time and that society also has an impact on these changes.  I feel that this source is very reliable because it is a book and includes a lot of information that is relevant to what I am searching for my essay.  I am going to use this source to back up my opinion on gender roles, being that it has changed a lot over time and that gender roles also happen during sex, not just during everyday living.

"Popular culture has embraced the idea that women and men are different. Self-help books, talk shows, and magazine articles routinely acknowledge large gender differences, identify how these differences interfere with intimacy, and offer solutions about how individuals may overcome these differences in order to develop more fulfilling romantic relationships." (Vogel, Wester & Heesacker, 2003)

Vogel, D., Wester, S., Heesacker, M., & Madon, S. (2003). Confirming gender stereotypes: A social role perspective. 48, Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/docview/225371640/fulltextPDF?source=fedsrch&accountid=465

This article includes information about how there is such a large difference in gender roles and how these difference in roles influence their sexual behavior. I feel that this source is very reliable because it includes research on heterosexual dating couples and what their roles are.  So this information is great in backing up my essay with actual studies. I am going to use this article to include research information on different genders and how it has changed over time.

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