Writing Paper Topics on Gender RolesAnother potential topic for writing a paper topic on is gender roles. Having read Dr. Walter Mischel's Gender Roles, I can testify that it's a topic that can be more challenging than one might think. With all the gender-based behavior of the children exhibit, it's difficult to simply write a paper about gender roles. The discussion should be given enough substance to warrant even that much effort.
Paper topics are often based upon personal experience or issues that have given rise to issues, which the author felt might benefit others who might have the same needs. In this case, gender roles should be the core topic. As previously stated, many of the children I've known have been referred to this particular topic. To me, this means that the topic may need more investigation.
Some of the paper topics include: How do females think differently from males? Is there a difference in expectations for females in a home? Who feels more threatened in a child who calls them 'baby'? What do fathers think about the role of motherhood? These are just a few of the possible topics, but you get the idea.
A typical paper topic may begin with gender roles and then continue with things like: How do girls feel about their clothes? Do they prefer pink to blue? How do the older girls feel about the latest fashion?
I wrote a paper on how my seven-year old daughter felt about the dresses she wore. She was very interested in the current trend of bikinis and wanted to know why. I presented her with the scenario of how her mother's dress was different in color and asked her what she thought.
Fashion has many influences. One could argue that having pink rather than blue make more sense. Perhaps the colored ones would be a better option in the future because there is a great deal of controversy over boys wearing them.
Other authors believe that the parents should take a close look at the child's environment to see what influences may be causing the gender roles to develop. Recent research indicates that such an approach may work to a certain extent.