particular sets of beliefs and attitudes as to how people should appear or behave, that differ between societies and cultures; what they perceived to be “expected”, and thus “normal”.
Examples include the social/cultural expectations of women to have children, or for individuals to be heterosexual rather than homosexual/bisexual+/asexual.
Defying such expectations may result in stigma and discrimination.
Originally published: 4th December, 2020
Last modified: 4th December, 2020