The Differing Behavioural Patterns of Women and Men Throughout the Ages

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The Differing Behavioural Patterns of Women and Men Throughout the Ages

Both males and females have similar needs in order to survive. Historically however, Britain's social structure has contributed to significant differences in opportunity and outcome between the genders resulting in prejudice and discrimination against more women than men over time. It is in the areas of family, education and work that these differences are most pronounced.

In 1775, Sir William Blackstone explained, "by marriage the very being or legal existence of a woman is suspended or at least is incorporated or consolidated into that of the husband under whose wing, protection and cover she performs everything and she
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To be a British male simply means to be "strong, silent and competitive, a provider and protector for your family, get on with the job and don't complain". Increasingly these concepts of British masculinity are being challenged in our ever-changing world. Many men are expressing frustration and alienation in the constantly changing definitions of male roles in the wider community. The last decade has seen an acceleration of change and construction of a new social order. Social change never has only one outcome and the changing role of women in society has also meant a redefinition of the social role of men. These changes can be found in any number of social experiences such as education, work and family relations. Furthermore these changes are affecting the future generations of British men. Richard Fletcher, who runs a program on the coming of age of boys, and the transition to manhood, believes that the failings of men in positions of power and influence have deprived young British males of positive role models.

In modern Britain there is more of a diversity of styles of manhood and the numerous challenges that males face vary depending on class, religion, status, location and ethnicity. Some face the difficulties of cultural conflict while others such as Aboriginal males are faced with the crisis of cultural disintegration. However, the ideas of "male

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