Gender Stereotypes Involved Fatherhood

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The video was a collection of commercials of cleaning supplies from different brands. The video showed that in all commercials, even when the narrator did not use gender specific reference such as “mothers,” “wives,” and so on, only women were portrayed doing the housework and the cleaning around the house, and the men in the family were not present in the cleaning process. This showed that the target audience of the commercials are women as they were featured in the ads, however, the creators also assumed that women were the only people cleaning around the house, and it perpetuates gender roles in housework.
In “The dilemmas of involved fatherhood”, [authors] stated that the majority of involved fathers mostly engage in childcare activities
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Whether it was intended or not, the speech has further strengthened the stereotypes that black fathers were neglectful to their children and families while not acknowledging other factors that lead to this absence, such as mass incarceration and high mortality rate in young black men, as stated in Blow’s article. Saying that black fathers “sit in the house watching SportsCenter” invalidated the experience of black fathers who are facing multiple obstacles to provide to their…show more content…
The group is called Black Fathers, which were founded after the founder’s divorce in 2009, and now it has gained 30,000 members. A member of the group shared that the stereotypes of neglectful black fathers was still strong in people’s mind, and whenever he took his children out he was met with amazed and awed look from others. Therefore, the founder of the group wanted to break the stereotypes to show that black fathers were loving and involved in their children’s lives. They also refuted the stereotypes that black men don’t support each other by saying that they received a lot of support from the fellow fathers in the groups whenever they needed help or if they felt discouraged. The article confirmed that the stereotypes of absent and neglectful black fathers are not true. It also serves as a proof that black fathers can be involved and supportive of their children and of each other, since there were more than 30,000 members in the group who have shared their stories and supported one another during hardship. Moreover, it showed how the stereotypes affected these fathers, as they were met with strange looks from others or met with inaccurate assumptions about their involvement in the
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