Gender roles are sets of social norms dictating what types of behaviors are generally considered acceptable,
appropriate or desirable for a person based on their actual or perceived gender . These are usually centered around opposing conceptions of femininity and masculinity, although there are myriad exceptions and variations. The specifics regarding these gendered expectations may vary
substantially among cultures, while other characteristics may be common
throughout a range of cultures. There is ongoing debate as what extent
gender roles and their variations are biologically determined, and to
what extent they are social constructed.