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Comment on the effects that the idea of "separate spheres" had on gender and the family.  

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Basically, the idea of "separate spheres" for men and women led to the idea that a man's proper place was as the "breadwinner" while women should be homemakers and concentrate on raising children. The idea has a long history, but was first really expressed in the eighteenth century. It really caught on,...

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