Gender Stereotypes

Gender Stereotypes - Gender Stereotypes

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Gender Stereotypes Gender stereotypes  are simplistic generalizations about the gender attributes, differences, and  roles of individuals and/or groups. Stereotypes can be positive or negative, but they rarely  communicate accurate information about others. When people automatically apply gender  assumptions to others regardless of evidence to the contrary, they are perpetuating gender  stereotyping. Many people recognize the dangers of gender stereotyping, yet continue to make these  types of generalizations.  Traditionally, the  female stereotypic role  is to marry and have children. She is also to put her  family's welfare before her own; be loving, compassionate, caring, nurturing, and sympathetic; and  find time to be sexy and feel beautiful. The  male stereotypic role  is to be the financial provider. He 
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