Gender and Gender Roles
What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be a man? As you might imagine, answers to these questions are complex, varied, and highly subjective. Gender stereotypes simplify the answers into prescribed categories of masculine and feminine. For example, there are traditional expectations that men be strong, with the role of protecting and providing for the family, whereas women should be delicate and emotional, with the role of nurturing the family.
Analyze how these messages have influenced your experience with gender and how they may influence you as a practitioner.
Explain how you would address issues related to sexism and diverse beliefs about gender and gender roles in your social work practice.
Explain the importance of separating personal and professional values. Provide an example to illustrate this importance.