Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

Family Systems, Family Lives

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In class today we discuss chapter 7 which talked about family and how families can be perceived in many different ways. Not only are their blood families, but as some people go along in life they may find someone who they consider as part of their family or someone they can trust such as that due to the fact that they may not feel that they fit in with their real family. (biological family). Not only did chapter 7 talk about the different types of families that there can be, but it also talked about power and family relationships. In the later days, men were considered the authority figure in the household. They were the ones who supported the family financially while the wife stayed home and took care of household duties and the children. Today, I feel that society has totally grown from that lifestyle. The reason being is because today there are many households that have both the husband and wife supporting the family financially as well as doing the household duties and taking care of the children together. Also in some cases, there are men who stay home and take care of the children and the home while the women is the one who goes out to work and supports the family financially. I think it just all depends on the mindset of the relationship of the husband and wife and whatever they think works best for them and their family

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