sex roles/gender roles
The behaviors, attitudes, and activities expected or common for males and females. Whereas sex roles are essentially biologically determined (ensuring successful reproduction and forming the basis of sexual division of labor, in which women are associated with childrearing), gender roles (behavior that is considered “masculine” or “feminine”) are culturally determined. In the United States, for example, men are generally expected to be independent, aggressive, physical, ambitious, and able to control their emotions; women are generally expected to be passive, sensitive, emotional, nurturing, and supportive. These traditional gender roles frequently come under attack, especially from women. (See stereotype (see also stereotype).)
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There was a lot of positive feedback from people interested in non-gender binary people.
However much we gossip about heterosexual couples with large age gaps, we at least refrain from calling them sex offenders.
Scruff believes that sex is not the primary concern of users.
In the 90s, it kept gay men out of leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America.
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
Are you quite sure you have never suffered from this rather common disorder, gentle reader, at least, if you be of the male sex?The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
But if you restrict it, to the sense in which it is commonly applied to the angelic sex, I am not prepared to answer.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
As public accuser, he caused the death of immense numbers, of all ages and either sex.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
That he might lose his head and 'introduce an element of sex' was conscience confessing that it had been already introduced.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
He respected her courage and obvious power to rise above the personal attitude of her sex.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton