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List of Gender Stereotypes
By Holly Brewer | Psychology | Rating:

Simply put, gender stereotypes are generalizations about the roles of each gender. Gender roles are generally neither positive nor negative; they are simply inaccurate generalizations of the male and female attributes. Since each person has individual desires, thoughts, and feelings, regardless of their gender, these stereotypes are incredibly simplistic and do not at all describe the attributes of every person of each gender.

While most people realize that stereotypes are untrue, many still make assumptions based on gender. There are many stereotypes we may all be guilty of, such as assuming that all women want to marry and have children, or that all men love sports. The following is a list of some of the most common gender stereotypes as they pertain to either men or women. Remember that these are stereotypes because they claim to apply to all men or women.

Female Gender Stereotypes

Gender stereotypes begin the second a baby’s gender is found out. As soon as we find out it’s a girl, we immediately begin decorating a pink nursery filled with soft décor and butterflies and flowers. We assume that our daughter will be very "girly" and fill her closet with frilly dresses and her toy box with tea sets and dolls. What this is essentially doing, even though many parents don’t realize it, is setting our child up to be the "perfect lady," and teaching her how to be the stereotypical woman. We are teaching her that girls are supposed to wear dresses, serve food, and take care of babies; the biggest and most common stereotype put on women.

Have you ever watched a little girl playing house? Even as young as five or six, she is well aware that she is supposed to stay home with the baby while the husband goes to work, and she has dinner ready when he gets home. Here is another stereotype; women stay at home while men go to work. While there are a million gender stereotypes about females, these are definitely the biggest, and the most debated by feminists of today. Some other stereotypes include:

  • Women are supposed to have "clean jobs" such as secretaries, teachers, and librarians
  • Women are nurses, not doctors
  • Women are not as strong as men
  • Women are supposed to make less money than men
  • The best women are stay at home moms
  • Women don’t need to go to college
  • Women don’t play sports
  • Women are not politicians
  • Women are quieter than men and not meant to speak out
  • Women are supposed to be submissive and do as they are told
  • Women are supposed to cook and do housework
  • Women are responsible for raising children
  • Women do not have technical skills and are not good at "hands on" projects such as car repairs
  • Women are meant to be the damsel in distress; never the hero
  • Women are supposed to look pretty and be looked at
  • Women love to sing and dance
  • Women do not play video games
  • Women are flirts
  • Women are never in charge

Male Gender Stereotypes

Stereotyping is no different when it’s found out that a boy is on the way. The nursery is decked out in blue, his closet is filled with tiny jeans, polo shirts, and boots, and the theme is usually something like jungle animals or dinosaurs; something tough. Boys’ toys consist of trucks, dinosaurs, action figures, and video games. From the beginning boys are taught to be tough, to be protective, and to defend themselves. Boys are taught that daddy’s go to work and mommy’s stay at home; from their point of view, boys have fun and girls do all the work.

Are you surprised to hear that most parents admit that they do not teach their sons how to do chores such as washing dishes or folding laundry? Instead, they teach them to take out the trash and mow the lawn; from the get-go boys are made to think that certain household chores are "women’s work." This is a major stereotype, but the majority of American households today would prove this to be true. Men are supposed to do the dirty jobs and anything that requires muscle, they are also supposed to go to work and provide for the family. Little boys see this and the stereotype continues.

Other gender stereotypes that inaccurately try to describe all men are:

  • All men enjoy working on cars
  • Men are not nurses, they are doctors
  • Men do "dirty jobs" such as construction and mechanics; they are not secretaries, teachers, or cosmetologists
  • Men do not do housework and they are not responsible for taking care of children
  • Men play video games
  • Men play sports
  • Men enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and hiking
  • Men are in charge; they are always at the top
  • As husbands, men tell their wives what to do
  • Men are lazy and/or messy
  • Men are good at math
  • It is always men who work in science, engineering, and other technical fields
  • Men do not cook, sew, or do crafts

Can you see how many of these actually are true of many men or women that you know? They may even be true for you personally, but they do not apply to every single man or woman alive. That is what makes them stereotypes; the fact that these things are considered, "the norm" and expected of every male or female. Each person is an individual and it is perfectly normal for a woman to run her own business while a man stays home with the kids. On the other hand it is also perfectly acceptable for a man to be a nurse or hate sports, or enjoy cooking.

Men and women are individuals; they are more than just male or female. Our gender is only part of who we are; it does not define us as people.



Holly Brewer

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Emanda)
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    I find another stereotype is that all women want to get married and have babies.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by Max(ine))
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    I hate stereotypes and I don't wanna get married. I work at home fixing neighborhood cars and I'm a tomboy woman. I hate pink and marriage. I'm the family boss.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by Esther)
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    I agree with this article, all women and men are different and I think it better if we can stop these stereotypes.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by Sup dawg)
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    Sounds about rite, make me a sandwich... jk
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by georgina)
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    Brilliant article, I think stereotypes are wrong. My biggest annoyance is when men think that if women are doing sport they will be rubbish, so many times this has happened to me. It is drummed into people as children and it stupid and unfair on anyone.
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by Dani)
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    I am doing a research on stereotypes and this article helped me realize how many stereotypes there are. To me, girls can be doctors and boys can be nurses.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by Paige)
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    Women are neat and tidy, arent supposed to speak out... ahh no.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by Salma)
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    For everything you just did the opposite, you should have mixed it up and put some new things in there ;)
     
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    This was very helpful thanks a lot for this information.
     
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    Very useful for my level 2 in youth work...
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by Alex)
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    LUV stereotypes they made me laugh...
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by shredlikeed@bellsouth.net)
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    Hate to tell ya, but a man's body frame naturally makes him stronger by nature than a woman. That's not a stereotype. Men ARE stronger, on average, by nature.
     
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    Excellent
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by Selevia)
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    This article is very useful, which outlines all the stereotypical judgments of women and men, which I need as a listed part of my wring report in English, of "gender stereotype".
     
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    I found this article particularly useful in assisting me with my essay on stereotypes for English.

    I also have found that another common stereotype with men is that they shouldn't show emotion as it is often seen as weak.
     
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    Great site! It was very useful for our project! I appreciate it.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by Leah)
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    This article is so true it's frightening. Another stereotype of girlswomen is that we are shallow and only care about the world as it pertains to us. For example, women, in recent years, have been becoming more stereotyped to become obsessed with shopping, makeup, and shoes. While the majority of women do like these things every now and then, we're on dependent on these objects.
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by Ember)
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    I was watching the news the other day, and I noticed the man was saying all the real news while the woman on the set just stood there agreeing with everything he said. And then I realized that all women on the show were wearing very provocative clothing. And if they didn't look like that, they would get fired, while the managers just so happen to be very lenient with the men. Coincidence much?
     
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    Doesn't go into nearly enough detail that this subject requires!
     
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    best site ever, my project went so good I got an A+ in school :)
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by Logan)
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    I REALLY appreciate what you have to say. This is great research for my project :)
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by Lacey)
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    This is an awesome article. GO FEMINISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sick and tired of people telling me how I should behave due to my gender, and what my future goals should be. I'd rather eat a poisonous frog's venom than get married and have children. I want to travel to the most rural African countries and write about the issues to try and help them. I guess that that is qualified as a "dirty job". Also, I DON'T FLIRT, because most guys are awful, sardonic, sexist jerks that view women as objects. As for the "women are meant to be seen, not heard." SCREW THAT!!!!!!!!!! I am an opinionated person, and I LOUDLY, share my opinion so that everyone within a ten block radius can hear. I HATE being rescued, and am able to DO THINGS ON MY OWN, thank you very much.
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by Ynez Faz)
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    The quality of this article was exceptional. If you actually think about all these stereotypes, we are very much pushing children to learn that this is the expectation what everyone is. The one fact that I can relate with the most is that many American parents, once they learn the gender, always decorate the nursery room either girly and cute or boyish and strong. For most new parents it's an immediate action to stereotypically change the room. I am a girl, yet my parents had a misfunction with my gender, they had a boy baby shower and when I was born they did not have enough money to buy girly clothes. So until I was two years old I was not called a girl in public, most of the time I got confused at family parties. About only one-third of my family is girls, I grew up living with boys and boy things. I am the complete opposite of the "lady-like" stereotype, I hate pink, I'm loud, I can't do chores and I can't do things that take time without getting frustrated. My brothers are also the complete opposite of the "macho-man" stereotype, they love pink and purple, they are quiet, they learned chores at five and they do whatever they will to help other people. We should stop discriminating and being sexist because this era is now on the lead of doing something that I call "What makes you happy should not be discriminated by anyone, it is your right".
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by Gavin)
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    I wish people would just put all our physical differences aside and see others as themselves rather than THIS or THAT.
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by Brooke)
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    I am a girl and I play video games and will be starting to play lacrosse.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by Sanidhya)
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    Reality is written! Nice!
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by Madison)
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    When will people realize that forcing these stereotypes onto people is harmful?
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Stereotypes are simply folklore statistics. Of course they are generalisations, but this does not make them untrue.
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by Biggotte)
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    The general affiliation for women on the political spectrum is Liberal, which I have found to be false at a very extreme level. Most females are tough in spirit, and look at themselves as superior (which is true) but there are certain things (small things) that show women to be conservative, as there are small certain things that show men to be liberated (nerdiness, laziness, peacefulness etc.). Most women are not soft; they are hard, gray-spirited Republicans who look to America in a positive manner, while men think logically and don't always think that freedom or safety are necessary for survival, and will increase the evolution of society as a whole. Women look to God, while men see the answer in nature and find Christianity as a psychological brainwashing tool instead of an almighty power. Men, while dominant and self-visionary, are actually affected by the way they were taught as kids and the things they were given. Girls wish to serve the poor and depressed because the mental conditions have affected them in their early lives. Men and women's brains are built differently in certain regions of the upper hemisphere. Men and women's brains are built and function based on education, rather than biological genetics. Genes cause the brain to grow, but education guides genes into different parts of the human brain. Certain parts of the brain are not affected, and this is where men and women's relationship seeks in.
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by Amanda)
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    Women are supposed to be quiet... well that's not happening ANYTIME soon.
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by Charleen)
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    Just wanna say, about the stereotype that guys are good at math, I'm in 8th grade, and in my geometry class, there are only 4 guys and there are more than 5 blonde girls. Also, there are only 2 black people, including me and we are both girls.
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by Bingo Carr)
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    I don't understand this hate against stereotypes. You don't HAVE to follow them, they're just general guidelines. Also, some of the ones you mentioned are ridiculous.

    Men don't like cooking is a stereotype? Among my generation of millenials, most people don't even know how to cook and have little interest in preparing anything more difficult than what comes from a box or can.

    And women like to play video games and play in the mud? That's not something I see happening often at all. And it's not because of the social roles they've been "brainwashed" into occupying.
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by J)
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    Loved reading this...
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by Ruby)
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    This was helpful but didn't really give any information that was unknown. I expected something more so referring to transgendered people, bigendered people, agendered people, etc. I will go back to this source though because it will help with an introduction to my actual research report.
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by Jade Maharaj)
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    The world is fair game. Both male and female should stand to have equal opportunities. #womenareawesome
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by M)
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    I agree with most of this, except when someone talks about swimmers or tennis players, I think of women and not men. But when I think of rugby, football or any other sport, I think of men! Thank you for this tho, it really helped with some media homework I had to do. =)
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by Emily)
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    These are really good, I'm doing an oral for English on stereotypes and this has helped me so much...
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Really Great! I knew much of this and was quite aware but the way you layed it out was amazing and made your message clear and powerful. It helped me to write a poem about societal gender role expectations.
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by Celeste)
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    I'm 13 and I'm currently studying to be an astrophysicist. I absolutely HATE it when people just give me that weird stare whenever I'm shopping in the boys' section. I don't want to wear pretty pink, or wear nice purple butterflies on dresses. Society is messed up!
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by Mamoqebelo)
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    This is very helpful indeed!!!
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by Surender)
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    The seeds of stereotypes are sown to gain the center/power and dominate others.
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by Katherine)
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    I thought this article was going to be about the psychology of gender stereotypes, not just a list. But it is still pretty good.
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by Corrina)
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    I'm using some of this info for my article for school :3
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    :')
     
  • Comment #45 (Posted by Tater Alexander Tot)
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    Pretty nifty
     
  • Comment #46 (Posted by Laura Wright)
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    This is amazing and very informative.
     
  • Comment #47 (Posted by Emma)
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    I feel that these stereotypes are very untrue. I am a girl myself, and I play multiple sports. Not only that, but I am good at math -- better than most of the boys. And I have often been scolded for speaking out in class.
     
  • Comment #48 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Correct!
     
  • Comment #49 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Men and women are equal in value. But it's not a 'stereotype' to say ON AVERAGE a man is stronger than a woman, it's true. They're just built differently. Plus can a man breastfeed? No. I could carry on but I'm going to stop there and that's all you need to know.
     
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    love it

     
  • Comment #51 (Posted by matej)
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    51% of gamers are female!
     
  • Comment #52 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thank you for your writing, it was very helpful for my essay!
     
  • Comment #53 (Posted by Ally)
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    I am a video game enthusiast (female) myself and this help with a project I am working on. It's all about how stereotypes control most of how we think of people.
     
  • Comment #54 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This article should be re-written to not be anti-"stay at home mom" and anti-"raising children". The other messages would be more effectively shared without the back-handed negativity towards these choices.
     
  • Comment #55 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Lovely article!
     
  • Comment #56 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    :)
     
  • Comment #57 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very Helpful and True. I'm a guy and I see that some of the male stereotypes are true, but not all. Also, it's unfortunate how true some of the female stereotypes are, and hopefully many people see this article so that people can get an idea of what's happening and put a stop to it!
     
  • Comment #58 (Posted by Tristan)
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    Another masculine stereotype for Guys is that everyone thinks that they should ALWAYS protect the girl, but sometimes that's not the case.
     
  • Comment #59 (Posted by Monique)
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    So true!
     
  • Comment #60 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It was just what I wanted to find in my search...
     
  • Comment #61 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This article is very helpful!
     
  • Comment #62 (Posted by Dyce)
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    Nice
     
  • Comment #63 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is so true, men don't have to submit to the patriarchal traditions and learn to embrace their feminine side.
     
  • Comment #64 (Posted by Sandy)
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    I thought this to have been spot on! I did not feel that there was anything left out at all to be honest but, I feel that it’s simple and easy the way stereotypes work because I am a guy myself and I personally would rather do "dirty jobs" but that’s just me though.
     
  • Comment #65 (Posted by Zandra)
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    After reading this article, I also realised that if ever a man walked over to an injured child, everyone would look at the man as if he was some paedophile! And I hate the stereotype that women do all of the cooking while some of the greatest chefs in the world are men; such as Heston Blumenthal and Jamie Oliver. While there are wonderful female chefs such as Nigella Lawson and Martha Stewart, I disapprove of the stereotype that women do all of the cooking and cleaning and looking after the children. Everyone looks at me and wonders why I hate make-up and dresses. I dislike shopping and cooking and cleaning. I don't know if I want children at my age but if I did, I wouldn't want to be the mother figure that everyone expects me to be. I always get weird looks when I want to go to the male section for clothes, since the clothes there are almost the only clothes that don't show off half of my chest and stomach or having my arse falling out of the shorts (sorry for the language, I'm just really passionate about this topic!) Everyone gave me a horrified look when I cut off my hair, almost shaved, that was originally down to my waist. Everyone said I looked like a boy, but that didn't bother me at all. sorry for my rant but I felt as though it was needed to be stated that even though these stereotypes are in play, there are more that aren't within the stereotypes than those who are in. (^.^)/
     
  • Comment #66 (Posted by Emma Rae)
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    Women are flirts- but men cheat.
     
  • Comment #67 (Posted by Operator)
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    Stereotypes against men on the list are much lesser than what's really there. Just because men don't tell, doesn't mean it's not there. Hell, this world is 80% built for women now!
     
  • Comment #68 (Posted by Lewis)
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    Helped me in my class work.
     
  • Comment #69 (Posted by Eli(z)a)
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    I also HATE stereotypes and I strongly agree that they should just stop. Here's 2 things about what I learned from the Internet: Tons of gamers. Half of the gamers are men, half are women. More than 87% of women hate pink, dolls, and are NOT girly.
     
  • Comment #70 (Posted by Bear)
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    Thanks! This was really helpful.
     
  • Comment #71 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    :-) gender stereotypes need to really be addressed
     
  • Comment #72 (Posted by Karent)
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    This was very helpful, thank you soo much!
     
  • Comment #73 (Posted by Chauncey)
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    Great help for my science fair project!
     
  • Comment #74 (Posted by Bryce)
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    Thank you! This article is going to be used to teach my GSA about stereotypes and to no use them.
     
  • Comment #75 (Posted by Madison)
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    I am a student in junior high and I am presenting this to 2 grades. This really helped when making and giving examples of gender stereotypes. Thank you!
     
  • Comment #76 (Posted by Buree)
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    Similarly to others, I agree with this article. I believe that this article is limiting us humans from great potentials. The sooner we get rid of these stereotypes, the more prosperous we will be.
     
  • Comment #77 (Posted by Bea)
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    Very useful article, thanks. I also think that gender stereotyping is wrong and this really highlights some of the key points. Hopefully this will help with my exam that I am taking soon, much appreciated!
     
  • Comment #78 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is great. It is true that many people expect these things out of people because of our gender. I am a boy and even though being messy and having a dirty job is a stereotype personally hating filth. Also just because someone is a girl doesn't mean they can't be the one who hoes out and make money. All stereotypes do is making expectations out of people because of certain factors in their life and if they don't follow them they might be judged.

    Also some feminist’s say they are protesting for equal rights for both men and women they are actually protesting for women to be superior over men. More people might help their cause if they support equal rights for all men and women instead of women superiority.
     
  • Comment #79 (Posted by Hey)
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    Does anybody know the date of this article? I need it for a project that I'm doing and I find this article really helpful.
     
  • Comment #80 (Posted by Sullfie)
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    Hi Holly, I am in the middle of researching on gender stereotypes and then I found your article here. I have read your article and it is really good example of the definition on gender stereotypes I was looking for. Thank you very much for sharing.
     
  • Comment #81 (Posted by Connie Lee)
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    Great information
     
  • Comment #82 (Posted by John)
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    This was the best article I ever read in my life!
     
  • Comment #83 (Posted by chase)
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    I like how unbiased this article sounded without being overly dry and clinical. It impressed me that the author wrote about both male and female stereotypes without indicating his or her personal opinion on stereotypes and stressed that parents teach all or most of the common ones to their children at a very young age.
     
  • Comment #84 (Posted by jennifer)
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    great article
     
  • Comment #85 (Posted by Cati)
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    I don't think this is true cause if you look at it the number in male teachers has increased and female doctors is slowly starting to increase also. And another thing guys go hunting and I'm a girl and me and my stepmom go hunting with my dad every season.
     
  • Comment #86 (Posted by Devon)
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    This article was really helpful. I'm doing a speech on gender stereotypes and this article helped me see more insightful stereotypes.
     
  • Comment #87 (Posted by Sean Naylor)
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    This is a really good article. It is short and snappy but the information is in there!
     
  • Comment #88 (Posted by Shelby)
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    I would just like to point out that men are not actually completely stronger than women. Men are genetically built to have greater upper body strength, while women are made to have better lower body strength. Women are also built to experience the excruciating pain of child birth, which is why most women have a higher tolerance for pain than men. Please notice that I said MOST not ALL, very important.
     
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    Not particularly original or insightful.
     
  • Comment #90 (Posted by Ryan)
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    This article about gender stereotypes, by Holly Brewer, discusses not only the problems originating from gender stereotypes but also the way it effects children early on in life. “Simply put, gender stereotypes are generalizations about the roles of each gender.” For example, women have historically possessed the roll of the caretaker of the house and the keeper of the children. Men, on the other hand, take on the role of the hunter/gatherer. They provide for the family and protect them from danger. Today’s day and age has broken down masculinity and feminism into stereotypes: Men are supposed to like cars, work with their hands, and play videogames, while women are supposed to have “clean” jobs, enjoy cooking and cleaning, and be the “damsel in distress” waiting for the man to come in and sweep her off her feet. These stereotypes may not be true to all males or females, but they are considered “the norm” and they are expected to be followed in today’s society. As Brewer states quite firmly, “Our gender is only part of who we are; it does not define us as people.”

    As a response to this article, I, Ryan Davis, simply want to point out that most of these stereotypes are true and these roles are given to us by God for a reason. As it says in Genesis 3:16, “Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” Many of these stereotypes go all the way back to the Garden of Eden. The reason men were given the role to be “tough”, “work with their hands”, and “Go to work while the women stay home” is because God cursed the man to work the land, and in doing so he is providing for his family. This isn’t the case for all men, but this certain role was given to them by God and that is why these roles are stereotypical for men. There are many other stereotypes I didn’t mention: Men are supposed to like videogames, men are supposed to be lazy and messy. These may or may not have to do with God’s plan, but naturally, many men seem to be that way. I myself am not the cleanest person on the planet, but my brother, on the other hand, has to have everything clean and neat in his bedroom, otherwise he goes crazy. There are many women I know who love to play videogames, I myself am not obsessed with them, so maybe that stereotype isn’t valid for only men. Brewer may be correct in saying that these stereotypes may not be accurate for every human alive, but she is wrong when she assumed that “most people realize that stereotypes are untrue” because they’re not, at least not completely. All stereotypes have a little truth in them, otherwise they would have not been created. In conclusion, I would like to say that Brewer’s article was pretty accurate in describing stereotypes, but she was not, however, accurate in expressing her idea that stereotypes are untrue.

     
  • Comment #91 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Another stereotype is that women are bad drivers.
     
  • Comment #92 (Posted by Nathan)
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    I think that you need to add some more stereotypes other than that, A+!
     
  • Comment #93 (Posted by Iyke)
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    Obviously stereotyping has negative impact on one's achievement. Sorry, we need a male for this position. How those that sounds like? Even when the female can do the same job better.
     
  • Comment #94 (Posted by VenusArtemis)
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    While this is certainly true in an American society, other cultures have vastly different stereotypes for men and women. A strong patriarchy exists in American culture, but a matriarchy can be seen in some African-American families. Indians generally encourage all children to grow up in the science field. They still have stereotypes, just different ones. Ex. Women are doctors and boys are engineers.
     
  • Comment #95 (Posted by Me)
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    This is clearly wrong. Half of these "stereotypes" are made up.
     
  • Comment #96 (Posted by Annie)
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    These are pretty accurate and since I see gender stereotypes in my relationships I am going to vent a little. My bf is a guy who doesn't have many of these except he likes gaming and wants to dominate me. Although he complains about male expectations yet would want to conform to women's gender expectations and this annoys me. I am not a fan of the gender stereotypes and expectations but how is it fair for him to be against the male ones but not be ok with women who don't conform to women's ones. I explained to him I will not be very feminine and will not ever be submissive and he accepted that but it bothers me knowing he'd prefer me to shut up, look pretty, cook, clean, let him control me... etc.
     
  • Comment #97 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is so true and everyone should read it no matter what!!!!!!
     
  • Comment #98 (Posted by A)
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    I thought that this article was very well written, with lots of true and relatable facts. I'm doing a speech on why gender equality is a myth and I came across this website and found this article, that I am hoping to share with my class.
     
  • Comment #99 (Posted by Emily)
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    Wonderful article, and yes males naturally find it easier to produce more muscle and much quicker than women but that doesn't mean women can't be strong as well. Also women produce more of something (can't remember what!) that allows them to fight off bacteria and stuff more easily. I think this is why women have a higher life expectancy in developed countries.
     
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    Very accurate and well said!
     
  • Comment #101 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I hate when society thinks that (well not everyone in society thinks this), that all men and women want to have sex, get married and have kids. NOT TRUE at all. Stupid society. There are many people who vow to stay virgins and not everybody wants to have sex. And not everybody wants to get married and have kids. Dumb society creating all these fake, stupid false stereotypes! I'm not influenced by society :) better to be yourself than following what our dumb society does! (But not everyone follows society). But God is real.
     
  • Comment #102 (Posted by Emma)
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    This was a really good and helpful article!
     
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    I fell like this is very true, especially when the part of how parents color the baby's nursery pink or blue, depending on the gender. Like what if they grow up not liking a color that 'their gender should like'. Like, what is the girl ends up liking blue.
     
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    This article was amazing, so dazzling.
     
  • Comment #105 (Posted by the_WEEKDAYS_XO)
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    I found this really eye opening and changed my whole view of life. I suggest adding some eye capturing pictures to make it more appealing to the younger audiences. I was forced to search this for my English class and now I have seen the other side.
     


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