A gender role is a set of societal and behavioral norms that are generally considered suitable for either a man or a woman in a social or interpersonal relationship. There are differences of opinion as to which observed differences in behavior and personality between genders are entirely due to innate personality of the person and which are due to cultural or social factors, and are therefore the product of socialization, or to what extent gender differences are due to biological and physiological differences. Both men and women are supposed to be modest, reticent, tender, and concerned with the eminence of life. The prime role played by women is to be mothers, and mothers are considered the most imperative part of the family. Every religion of world spotlight on the significance of women. A well known Hadith of the prophet (PBUH) says: I asked the Prophet who has the greatest right over a man, and he said, ‘His mother'”.

The traditional male role has changed immensely in the last 20 years. To what extent it has changed has been determined by society’s stress on gender rights. Women are more enthusiastic to enter the workforce outside of the home and allocate the men to reside home with the children and presuppose more of the responsibilities and errands in the home. Men no longer need to be the only breadwinner and wage earner in the house. They can share more of the financial responsibilities with the women. The male role has gone astray through a lot of developments during the past twenty years. From the strong stickler, a makeup wearing softy to a finally well balanced man who can be sturdy and thoughtful at the same time.

“The man or the woman in whom resides greater virtue is the higher; neither the loftiness nor the lowliness of a person lies in the body according to the sex, but in the perfection of conduct and virtues.” 

Male and female roles are varying radically in the contemporary society and that’s the fact. Women are extending their influence in all the spheres of life. They are energetic and influential politicians, victorious businesswomen, valiant astronauts and shrewd doctors. Women fabricate career and take care of their families, spend the whole eternity in beauty salons and make astounding achievements in science. Their oomph has no restrictions, it seems. A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more artistic, or more liable than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is given.


By:  Ammara Siddique