Introduction Modern society tends to stereotypical thinking and perception of gender differences. It is extremely important to pay attention to stereotypes, not to give in to the impact on the perception and livelihoods. Some of the most common stereotypes is the idea of typical female and typically male qualities. The presence of different social roles, which are perceived as the fundamental differences between men and women in their psyche and activities, forms gender stereotypes. Gender stereotypes are formed within a particular culture.
I would say like how we have to follow the role as how it is. For instance, everyone on earth are divided to man and woman based on externally observed factors. However, the transgender people contradict that assumption. They feel to be threatened by society because of this difference and vice versa. In my opinion, it is not the transgender who is terrible and it has nothing to do with them that cause society to act impolite.
This absent word has caused an insubstantial disconnect of empathy towards people faced with racial discrimination. Many people, whether conscious or unconscious, categorize everything to keep their lives “neat”. In turn, the missing word has many repercussions, such as people not being able to distinguish when a racial injustice is occurring because they do not have the information or a word to categorize it into. This added to the fact that “the majority do not believe their is major racial discrimination widespread across this society” (Coleman, 179) has become a huge factor in the decrease of racial equality. Before attempting to reverse peoples views on all things race; a knowledge of what minorities are actually fighting for and the reasons inequality is still a leading dispute in the world needs to be addressed.
However, gender roles also have costs and disadvantages to people. It affects the way people perceive others as they make assumptions on their behaviors (Beal 284) which can lead to criticisms. Because of the assumptions and distinctions gender roles built, males and females experience “lost or limited opportunities” (Beal 284) wherein an individual is restricted to do things they are not expected to
Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination are very different, although they all reflect each other in one way or another. Stereotyping is when individuals categorize people they observe by gender, age, ethnicity, religion and other social groupings; this is also called using cognitive schemas formed from preconceived expectations. So many negative labels have created a bias against stereotyping, but people forget that stereotyping is just a categorization. We use this to gather information about certain subjects. People differentiate male from female in such categories as traits, behaviors, physical characteristics, and occupations.
The issue of status as regards the males and the females is what dictates the way in which males and females are regarded in the event that they violate the prescribed code of conduct that is attributed to their respective genders. According to Feinman, in relation to the social status model, he writes that the men have a status that is superior to that of women. Going by the model on social status, then men will more often than not face an unfavorable evaluation, should they violate the prescribed code of conduct for their gender this is because, the violation means that they lose class when they deviate from a status of a higher nature to a status that is low. For women whenever they deviate from perceived traits are assumed to be transforming from a lower status to a higher status. Hence the social perception with regard to the violation of gender role stereotypes is positive to a large extent.
LITERATURE VIEW In today’s world, it cannot be denied that patriarchy, political, social and traditional power of male over other genders, is faced inevitably (Goldberg, 1993) Sexism is one of the most common problematic issues in today’s society that shapes people behavior on gender and usually it is seen as hostile behavior against women. However, its one side of which people are unaware is missed: positive-thought part of sexism (Glick and Fiske, 1996). Benevolent sexism and hostile sexism are subdivisions of ambivalent sexism. Benevolent sexism refers to sexist ideas, behaviors thought for the benefit of females. On the contrary, hostile sexism is having negative, unfavorable notions and behave accordingly against women (Glick and Fiske, 1997).
Stereotyping in jobs is not helpful for the workplace to be better. It doesn’t mean that women can’t do what men can do. All of us must be equal, not being stereotyped, because people have their own skills and strong to do all things. Negative effects on gender roles. According to Sophie Wallace, a member of Girlguiding’s advocate panel, society needs to understand that gender stereotypes is a barrier to progress.
“Gender is fundamental to the human experience, and society has created such a distinction between the two that the lack of neurological information regarding the differences between the developing sexes creates a remarkable paradox” (Glaeser, 2011, p. 2). Males and females are thought of to be vastly different in terms of “their personality, abilities, interests, attitudes, and behavioural tendencies” (Zell, n.d., p. 3), as well as their “interruption, risk taking, helping behaviour, leadership styles, body image, intelligence, occupational stress, jealousy, and morality, among other topics” (Zell, n.d., p. 9). However, it is society’s strict gender roles that seem to keep males and females from having close to anything in common with each other. “Gender roles involve the degree to which people adopt stereotypical masculine versus feminine traits, behaviours, and interests, rather than their gender identity (i.e., whether they identify as male or female” (Reiley & Neumannn, 2013) as cited in (Zell, n.d., p. 8). Despite the “basic assertion that the genders differ in profound ways” (Zell, n.d., p. 5), “males and females me be similar on most (but not all) psychological dimensions, and when differences do arise they should typically be small in magnitude” (Zell, n.d., p. 4).
For example, it is not wise to ask a man to lead a group if women maybe in a fellowship or somewhere else. Whenever there are females or males meeting then it is wise they be headed by their fellow female or male respectively. The main reason for this is that there are problems that the gender goes through and only their fellow gender mates can understand. Although this is being fought against by gender equality organization it is only reasonable to do it. Studies indicate that there are gender differences when it comes to moral reasoning.