a hypothesis postulating that while at raising kids, both males and females take on distinct, stereotypic gender roles as a way of efficiently satisfying the requirements of motherhood or fatherhood. Once this decreases though, these gender role orientations alter in desire of more androgynous identities.

PARENTAL IMPERATIVE: "The parental imperative may not always ring true, but it seems to most of the time."
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