Gender roles were defined as expectations regarding the proper behavior attitudes, and activities of males and females.The roles of females and males are taught to be different but if the way we are taught is not followed its weird or strange to society. Females are taught to be gentle and courteous and males are taught to be strong and rough.Therefore if a male is working as a hairstylist or a female as a construction worker to society takes that as being out of the norm.
When gender roles are reversed it may seem strange but if it was to happen I think the opposite gender would see and appreciate the opposite gender. Such as if a women is taught to be the one the stays home cook and clean and tend to the kids, thats actually a hard job and if a male was to do it I bet you the male would appreciate women more or vice versa. So think about it switch gender roles for a day
Here's a clip of students that pretended to switch roles
The traditional gender roles that society has taught us are sometime not even noticeable except when something out of the norm is not followed like if a little boy is playing with a Barbie doll and a little girl is playing with a truck. Society has really played an influential part in gender roles.