The Gender Frontier In American Culture

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The gender frontier is where the conflict between two different gender systems takes place and where their cultural differences influence how they perceive each other. This site of confusion, and misunderstanding leads to the misconception of which gender roles are correct; or which ones are classified as civilized or uncivilized, but also leads to the change within the gender roles assigned. Gender is used as a lens through which each group of people interpret another group of people. Although gender roles have always been present, European gender roles for men and women have differences in relation to the ones of indigenous people. “From the beginning the gendered world of the North American colonies was infused with strong notions about

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