Gender Roles and Stereotypes

I’d like to think that I am a modern woman of the 21st century who cares not about the outdated beliefs on gender roles. Despite the difference in physical built, I firmly believe in gender equality. I believe that women can do whatever men are capable of doing and vice versa. Women are perfectly capable of being the breadwinner of a family and provide income as well as men are capable of being a nurturing and caring caretaker to his family members. I am not a believer of gender roles.

 

So, you can imagine my surprise when my result for a gender-career Implicit Association Test suggests that I have a higher tendency to link females with words related to family and males with words related to career. This means that while I thought of myself as a non-believer of gender roles in society, subconsciously, I am associating words and actions with gender roles. Some parts of me believe that men are better suited for having a professional career compared to women.

 

That had been quite a sobering thought. I am someone who had grown up in an environment free (mostly) of gender roles – both my parents are working and had equal parts in taking care of my siblings and I. How could it be that I had subconsciously assigned and accepted certain gender roles?

 

The answer? It’s the world we all live in.

 

The world, where despite its claim that gender equality is a thing and we’re all working towards it, we’re still ways away from reaching that goal. Take gender equality in workplace for instance: an average Australian woman has to work an extra 66 days a year to earn the same pay as the average man1.

FTFGender-large

 

Media plays a huge role in creating and further establishing gender roles and stereotypes. While it is true that gender stereotypes only exists if a person chooses to accept them, but if various forms of media (advertisements, television, films, etc.) keeps perpetuating these beliefs, a person is bound to subliminally accept these gender stereotypes and roles.

 

In movies and television shows, men are portrayed as someone with leadership quality (criminal leaders, business leaders, political leaders, etc.) more often compared to women2. On the other hand, female characters, more often than not, existed solely to create romantic or sexual tension with the male characters of the show.

big-bang-theory

Penny (The Big Bang Theory) was the stereotypical female character: the ditzy, attractive neighbor, who existed solely to create sexual tension between herself and one of the show’s leading men.

 

While it did not explicitly specify that the characters in these films and shows are behaving as how a man/women should, the media had planted a tiny seed of gender stereotype and gender roles each time an episode airs or a movie premieres.

 

Don’t get me wrong though, I have nothing against gender roles as long as it’s a personal choice and not something that the world, society or tradition has force upon me. The only time when gender role is a problem is when it becomes oppressive. If a man wishes to be a stay-at-home dad and take cares of his children while his wife works to provide for the family, it’s none of the world’s business.

 

Don’t let other people’s opinion dictate what role you should assume and how you should behave. You’re your own person!

11,732 thoughts on “Gender Roles and Stereotypes

  1. Good day! This post couldn’t be composed any better! Perusing this post helps me to remember my old fashioned flat mate! He generally continued discussing this. I will advance this review to him. Almost certain he will have a decent perused. Much obliged for sharing
    Genuine Leather Jacket Men

  2. In this rapidly growing industry of fiber set designs, fiberglass wedding stages, venue designing and every bric-a-brac of bespoke fiber creations, Set Design Company (SDC) is your one-stop destination for all B2B fraternity for wedding mandaps,
    The set design Company

  3. I feel so lucky because I have a blogger like you that provides refreshing ideas depending on the daily situation. To be very honest, your blogs are easy to read and understand. Good luck with your future articles as well. Thanks for this engaging article. Sometimes you use real-life examples in your articles that are perfect for me as a reader, but unfortunately, sometimes I didn’t get your point in the post. It seems fake or irrelevant. Well, it’s a good one. Great post i must say and thanks for the information. Education is definitely a sticky subject. However, is still among the leading topics of our time. I appreciate your post and look forward to more. 먹튀

  4. This is quite a good blog.Are you also searching for BSN Writing Services. we are the best solution for you. We are best known for delivering nursing writing services to students without having to break the bank.

  5. A simple massage with Prosoma 500mg may help ease the pain and muscle cramping you’re experiencing in your back. A backache can be made tolerable by the muscle relaxation provided by a massage, whether it’s done by a trained professional or in one of those massaging chairs.

  6. Aspadol 100mg (Tapentadol) tablet used to treat relieve moderate to severe short-term pain, enough to require opioid treatment and when other pain medicines did not work well enough or cannot be tolerated.It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.

  7. Pain O Soma 500mg carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant that works by blocking pain signals between the nerves and the brain. Pain o Soma is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

  8. Thanks For Sharing Such beautiful information about the Blog. Your way of writing and clarifying things is very impressive I truly appreciate your writing style this is very useful .You can click the button above to visit my store.iceland private tours

  9. English can be easy for most, however, not for those that are pursuing higher education in the subject. If it has become very challenging for you to complete assignments on the subjects then get in touch with our excerpts who will surely be able to provide you with the best English Assignment Help.

  10. Best 3BHK luxury flats in sector 89A New Gurgaon

    ATS Marigold is The luxury Ready to Move project and is located at sector 89A New Gurgaon which is a prime location. its offers 3BHK luxury flats with world-class amenities.ATS marigold is connected to the Dwarka expressway. This project plan over 16 acres of land near Dwarka expressway.

    ATS Marigold

    ATS Marigold

  11. Yes! this is absolutely right blog for those who are looking for the relevant information and who wishes for it. Orchids for relevant blogs.

  12. I am so thrilled I found your blog, I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and all round interesting website. Please do keep up the great work. I cannot be without visiting your blog again and again. this is really very helpful article. I go through this site really very nice information.thank for sharing such a nice information. A very Wonderful blog. We believe that you have a busy, active lifestyle and also understand you need marijuana products from time to time. Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer!.. 스포츠토토

  13. Singapore is considered one of the best destinations for business all over the world. This country is ranked constantly for the top destination in the ease of doing business index. This country has the easiest and free business regulations. The Singapore work visa has several foreign employees to work in Singapore and explore better opportunities.

    Read More: How to apply: Singapore work visa for Indians

  14. Islamabad escorts can take you to all the major tourist attractions in Islamabad. So whether you are celebrating a birthday or just looking for a romantic getaway with your partner, an escort can offer the best of both worlds.
    Professionalism

  15. So that we can complete your tasks for a very affordable price while delivering top-notch work, ask us at Assignmenthelper.my to “Do My Assignment cheap.” We also vow to solely create original content to support your academic endeavors.

  16. every time playing this game It is a game that creates exciting, fun, exciting, because the interesting thing in this game is firing bullets The shooting technique is Emphasis on big fish By firing at least 10 shots, guaranteed to get a jackpot or a big prize for sure. Our web slots are ready to serve all customers who want to invest in online games in the form of online casinos. playable Unlimited playing area pgslot

  17. Experion The Heartsong Luxury Apartments Sector 108 Starting @ 1.37Cr*

    Experion The Heartsong is prepared to move 3BHK and 4BHK extravagance condos in area 108 Gurgaon. Cost begins from 1.37Cr* to 1.87CrExperion The Heart tune is a prepared to-move lodging society in Sector 108 Gurgaon. The venture is wanted to foster more than 15 sections of land of land close to the Dwarka expressway.This project offers 15 pinnacles created with super current engineering and development innovation. Giving sumptuous 3BHK, and 4BHK lofts with various formats.

    Experion The Heartsong

    Experion The Heartsong

  18. You should not wait for the right time and book the Female Escorts in Delhi now because these things are easy and flexible for people when they are choosing the right partner.
    https://meharkhan.com/

  19. Your work is fantastic. Your essay was enjoyable to read happy wheels. This is a fantastic document for me. I’ve bookmarked it and will be returning to read new posts. Please keep up the excellent fight!

  20. A top, popular, and trending AI-based Text to Speech web application is Speakatoo. In just a few easy steps, create voice overs that sound entirely human.
    The tool is renowned for its Client Satisfaction, Award Winning Support, and Ease of Use.
    The programme has been created such that it translates any text into 100% Human Voice overs in over 120 Languages & 700 Voices quickly & effortlessly, regardless of whether you are a techie or a learner.Get hindi text to speech online

  21. If you would like to improve your knowledge only keep visiting this web site and be updated with the newest gossip posted here.Our new website has been launched and we are offering some exciting prices. Check it out now
    Ghostbusters Jacket

  22. Good day! This post couldn’t be composed any better! Perusing this post helps me to remember my old fashioned flat mate! He generally continued discussing this. I will advance this review to him. Almost certain he will have a decent perused. Much obliged for sharing
    Cafe Racer Jacket Leather

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.