1. Are fathers capable of carrying out the duties of a mother and vice versa?
  2. Are men and women equal in ability and intelligence?
  3. Are more doctors female or male in your country?
  4. Are more nurses female or male in your country?
  5. Are more professional musicians female or male in your country?
  6. Are more teachers female or male in your country?
  7. Are more truck drivers female or male in your country?
  8. Are there different expectations for sons and daughters?
  9. Are there more male or female managers and executives? Why do you think this is?
  10. Can a man and a woman be only friends?
  11. Can men wear pink clothes?
  12. Can men wear women’s clothing or can women wear men’s clothing? Why or why not?
  13. Do men/men friendships differ from women/men or women/women friendships? How?
  14. Do women swear a lot?
  15. Do you see yourself as a typical man or woman? Why or why not?
  16. Do you think it’s permissible for a woman to show her face to a stranger?
  17. How would the world look like without men?
  18. How would the world look like without women?
  19. In your home, who does the cooking, cleaning and household chores?
  20. In your country are the responsibilities of a mother the same as the responsibilities of a father to their families?
  21. Is it common for women and men to take part in sporting activities? Do they take part in the same sports? Are there famous women athletes?
  22. Is it compulsory for men and women to join the army in your country?
  23. Is it OK for men to appear sad?
  24. Is it OK for men to appear weak?
  25. Is it OK for men to cry?
  26. Is it OK for women to appear angry?
  27. Is it OK for women to cry?
  28. Is it OK for women to swear (to cuss)?
  29. Is it possible for women to join the army in your country?
  30. Should boys and girls be brought up differently?
  31. Should boys and girls be treated differently on the part of the parents?
  32. What are the responsibilities of a father to his family?
  33. What are the responsibilities of a mother to her family?
  34. What behaviors are deemed as appropriate for men but inappropriate for women?
  35. What do people think of men or women crying?
  36. What habits are deemed as appropriate for men but inappropriate for women?
  37. What habits are deemed as appropriate for women but not for men?
  38. What jobs are deemed as appropriate for men but inappropriate for women?
  39. What jobs do men do and women not do in your country?
  40. What things can either men or women do that the other cannot do and why?
  41. What things can men or women do that the others cannot do and why?
  42. What type of clothing do men wear?
  43. What type of clothing do women wear?
  44. What would happen if your parents changed their place for one day?
  45. What would people think of a man who backs down from a fight?
  46. What would people think of two women involved in a fist fight?
  47. When a woman and a man are together, who does most of the talking? What makes you think so?
  48. Who do the children go to for emotional support? For financial support?
  49. Who do you think has life easier, girls or guys? Why?
  50. Who is regarded as the head of the family?

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