Throughout history, we have seen the same stereotypes placed on gender, men should be strong and brave. They are the ones that support their families while women are the caregivers and the nurturers and handling the household. According to Emily Kane in “Glamour Babies” and “Little Toughies”, “gender is not a straightforward amplification of underling biological differences between male and females; rather, gender is constructed through social processes and enforced through social mechanisms.” With that being said Kane feels that we should not limit ourselves to those preconceived notions of what men and women can do. According to Kane, we should not believe that men and women could not develop certain mental or psychological attributes merely because of their sex. This mean that we do not have to fall into the trap of preconceived notions, such as; if we are born a girl we will love the color pink and do poorly in mathematics.
GENDER SENSITIVITY Gender equality derives out of the advancement of human rights and is a fundamental aspect of democratic citizenship. It belongs to the basic civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. Violation of such rights hinders societies from achieving the goals and benefits of development. Ramu: Hi Friends..! How are you doing?
Many theories are based on the types of games that men and women generally play and their preferences, drawing conclusions from characteristics associated to each gender. For example, the fact that women play puzzle games has been associated to the “problem-solving” innate tendency of females. Nevertheless, this interpretation does not take into account the accessibility of games. Girls may play such games because they can be played in a short period of time or because they do not own a gaming console at all. Males, on the other hand, get better access to games.
Gender Identity is an individual’s internal experience of their gender and is not necessarily defined by their biological sex as assigned to at birth. Gender is a personal identity influenced by culture and personal experiences, while sex
Gander stereotypes could limit women’s and men’s capacity to develop their personal abilities. There are many gender stereotypes about men and women such as men are leaders, men are strong, men are rulers, but women are treated conversely like a second gender. In the poem "Rite of Passage," Sharon Olds describes all today's stereotypes about male and shows how the world views a normal man in a society. Also, in the writing "The War Against Boys" Christina Hoff Sommers writes Patricia O'Reilly opinion about that "It is really clear that boys are Number One in this society and in most of the world" (283). All those gender stereotypes could lead to misogyny, sexual harassment, and violence into families, at school, even on streets.
Our understanding of gender inequalities in society is based on how hegemonic masculinity operates. Subordinate men only exist because they are measured in relation to hegemonic masculinity. Even so, as a group, subordinate men can still access power and privilege by aspiring to hegemonic masculine traits (Messner, 1997). Emphasised femininity implies that individuals are orientated to accommodate the desires and interests of men (Kilduff & Mehra, 1996). Women who possess hegemonic masculine characteristics, such as successful, competitive and physically superior women, are often seen as threats to men, unfeminine and ‘bad’ (Vescio, Schlenker & Lenes, 2010).
Each person should be taken as an individual, and the media has started to reflect these views in all areas. Even if cultural manipulation does not exist, there still would be differences between males and females. In conclusion, I would like to reiterate my assertion that the gender roles are a social construct. Gender roles are not innate. It’s almost as if Draco himself established these gender roles, and death was the penalty for opposing his law.
In her article, Gender Roles and Stereotypes about Science Careers Help Explain Women and Men’s Science Pursuits, Jane Stout agrees with Danny Hayes argument that women face stereotypes that hinder them from engaging in certain fields of work. Women have traditionally served as caregivers which have factored into their decision to pursue psychology based sciences. However, it would be unfair to argue that women are the only gender to face lack of representation. Since women tend to dominate the psychology based science field, men are not as represented as they should be. Feminism does not just fight for female justice, it fights for male justice as
The general aim of these works has been to condemn the male attitude towards women. ‘Sex’ according to her is determined biologically and ‘Gender’ is a social construct through stereotyping and conditioning. The two terms quiet often used in Gender Studies have different meanings. Sex defines the maleness and femaleness of a person, a biological difference in genitalia. Gender is the socio-cultural definition of man and woman with roles and behaviour assigned to them by society.