Gender norms are the unwritten rules that are used as guidelines for living a life. Gender roles are constantly used to determine how boys and girls should act. Girls are presumed as fragile and sensitive. While boys are usually expected to be athletic and very sexually driven. Both genders have ideations thrown upon them without explanation. Girls can cut have short hair; Boys can wear skirts. Society often shuns males and females who don’t comply to the stereotypical masculinity or femininity. Women have made it far in the fight for equal pay, yet a female construction worker or engineer is looked upon as unusual and different. Boys who play with barbie dolls may even be scolded by parents who are afraid of criticism. Sigmund Freud, a known neurologist and father of psychoanalysis, may have been a big influence in how our culture views the duties of each gender. Freud’s assertion in 1924 is that biology was a key factor in gender identity was used by law and culture for years. Modern views are more flexible in how a person may act and live their life. Although society is more accepting of females with pixie cuts and boys with painted nails, gender still is the biggest factor in how a person lives.