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social/cultural expectations

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: December 4, 2020