Women reproductive roles are entrenched in our society.
Even women reproduce the same roles making it difficult to change our gender social –predetermined roles.
I am now a mother, I have to be the one who takes care of the child, who bathes him, who changes him, who feeds him. Me= Mother= care taker= women role .
I was super glad to see the advertisement of a dad giving a bottle to his child. In Lebanon, dad’s are seen are the ones who work outside the house and just get the cash flow.
You are newly married women in Lebanon : you will open your house “fetha bayta” and will have to know how to cook, clean, and take care of the “household”.
In my opinion empowering women is to let women be aware of the fact that the roles they have are “socially” determined and therefore they can change them and shake them.
Below is the illustration of how gender roles and characteritics are predetermined , below the stereotypes appear clearly!