On Gender Roles
Samiko: I would say gender roles are existent and sometimes important but not overriding. Meaning, there are differences between what men and women can do and that will come to play when things need to get done in different settings. However, that doesn’t mean that because of these few differences everything should be discriminated based on gender.
Tolu: Well clearly each gender has separate roles to play in every setting (family and work) but then the search to pay the bills makes it hard to separate the roles. So the necessity of gender roles depends on the area of life being examined.
Daniel: As the popular saying goes, “what a man can do a woman can do better,” but in my own case, I believe its vice-versa. That being said, there are some specific roles only men can play and also some specific roles only women can play.
Jude: I think the term “gender roles” has been somehow over emphasized because nowadays we have people who take these roles as one and not specific to one gender. I’m quite indifferent to be honest.