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.
There are some characteristics in human beings that are innate and could be modified by the physical and social environment in which people socialize in. the sexuality of humans is then driven by genetics and mental activity. This sexual drive later on affects the development of personal identity and social activities. What
Hence the social perception with regard to the violation of gender role stereotypes is positive to a large extent. This is no doubt something that is rife in the society, as a matter of common societal law, to whom much is given a lot, is expected. For instance woman who dresses and behaves like a man will most likely go unnoticed or may even command respect from people around. This however is not the case in men. A man who dresses and behaves like a woman will most likely be despised.
In the text Masculinity as Homophobia, Kimmel states that, “Women and gay men become the ‘other’ against which heterosexual men project their identities” (Kimmel 67). This quote is saying that homosexual men and women have been used as a foil for men to show and emphasize their masculinity. With these two groups becoming the prime example of what men shouldn’t be, naturally this meant that these two groups would be subjugated under subordination by the dominant male group. Because of the conceived notion of women and gay men being “other” and how they were viewed as emasculate in society, this would again play into the hands of structure and representation (Ho, Week 2, Wednesday). In the case of the “feminine” groups, they’re commonly represented as being dainty and second-rate, and are reinforced into that image by society’s standards; women are viewed as caregivers and don’t hold as much power as men and homosexual men are shown as “sissys” due to their feminine-like traits.
Often times, hierarchies within school groups form as a way to establish the leaders of the pack; the boys who exemplify a more hegemonic form of masculinity tend to pick on kids who are seen as weaker to establish their authority. During school, especially elementary and middle school, many boys feel the need to show off with displays of hypermasculinity by being aggressive and bullying others (Kimmel 2013). When a boy is getting bullied, his masculinity is already threatened, and so many choose not to seek out help due to the risk of getting in more trouble with their bullies. One in four boys get bullied at school, yet only 30 percent of them notify an adult (Newsom et al. 2015).
Gender is a biological characteristic as well as a social construct based on the characteristics of males and females. The way an individual sees themselves is termed gender identity. However, the expectations that society places on certain genders can be labeled as gender roles or gender-typing. It is a popular belief that children begin knowing if they are a boy or girl before the age of two years old. From early on everyone in a child’s life helps him or her shape their idea of what being a girl or boy is about.
If you were to walk into a preschool classroom today, you would see little girls playing dress up with dolls and little boys tackling each other or playing with dump trucks. This is because a child 's gender plays a big role in how they act. From a young age, children are taught either to be feminine or masculine based on their gender. These ideas that are expected of by children are reinforced by parents, schools, media, and society. The preset ideas start off by expecting young men and women to like a certain color, develop certain qualities, enjoy specific activities, and take part in certain jobs.
Females are often viewed as being expressive of their emotions as opposed to men (Karaffa, 2012; Sanchez, Bocklandt & Vilain, 2013). This belief has been supported by numerous gender studies. According to Nina Vaswani (2011), gender role are behaviours and attitudes that men and women acquire from culture in which they influence how men and women should act. Gender role theorist, posit that male gender socialization affects men’s willingness and/or ability to seek help for problem. Four main components of gender role conflict have been identified by research (Mansfield et al, 2005 as cited by Vaswani, 2011) that describes the barrier to help seeking.
This is because women advocate for inclusion while the men advocate for inclusion. In a society where there are many issues affecting the people, justice and inclusivity must count. For example, in a world that is dominate by men, fight for inclusion can also have its space. In the long run, the differences in moral reasoning will help in creating a world that everyone has equal opportunity in terms of freedom and share of resources. It is interesting that, while girls emphasized care on the interpersonal dilemmas more than boys, it was the older girls who obtained the highest mean score on the Kohlberg Heinz dilemma.
Introduction 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Hazel Ayanga, 2002 says that, when the term gender is mentioned is tends to evoke certain emotions for both the person that is using the word and the one hearing it. She says that for men especially it presents the images of “militant” women who forcefully and emotionally want to become like men. These women according to them, want to wrench the “power” in its various dimensions from the rightful “owners” who in this case are the male human species.Amongst the women themselves others may use it to describe other women who have lost direction and who want to destroy the God given mandate to be submissive and indeed only follow their husbands’ direction. According to Mercy Oduyoye (1995), she suggests that the gender question is a cross cutting one. It represents “one of the oldest power struggles of humanity” She adds on that, when the topic moves forward to include gender equality or gender equity, the emotions run to a higher notch.