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Thereunto wrote

The paper has a sizable length to it. I am not entirely sure why it tries to define gender by social role in the example with the stay at home mother.

If we reverse the roles, with the father staying home and the mother working, the genders are not obligated to follow the roles.

Applying an ownership concept with a benefactor and 'extractor' of surplus 'goods' doesn't entirely match up with the social dynamics of complex relationships either, especially if both parties are working.

Overall, I feel the paper presents a crude tool to guide a specific interpretation of genders and roles that loses a lot of utility when combing through many common socio-psychological phenomena.