Gender Stereotypes In Gentle Creek Golf

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In AP Human Geography this month, we are learning about gendered spacing as it applies to the world we live in. Gendered Spacing is where either gender goes and which gender is more likely to go there. I decided to go to Gentle Creek golf course to find my information. I went from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. I gathered up some data about how the golf course is usually spaced based on gender. The data kind of surprised me, and I hope it surprises you too. As I was practicing, I counted the number of men and women that were at the golf course while I was there. I went to each of the four parts of the golf course, which are the driving range, the chipping range, the putting green, and the clubhouse. First, I will talk about the driving range. There…show more content…
My theory is that it’s society following stereotypes. A stereotype of older men is that they like to play golf. This stereotype is proved to be true in this situation. The majority of males at the golf course were over the age of 40, and more than half of them looking as though they were over 55. Another stereotype that is proven in this situation is that men play more golf than women. I’m not saying that this is completely true, just look at the LPGA. But more men play golf than women at Gentle Creek. Golf is more of a male oriented sport, not geared towards women. The final stereotype that the people at the golf course are following is the stereotype that women are better waitresses and bartenders. I’m not sure why, but it always seems to me that there is always more waitresses than there are waiters. The same thing is evident with bartenders. It might be sex appeal and bars and restaurants hiring more good looking people than not as good looking people. Or it could just be because it was the first job that women can find. I don’t really get that. Society should not believe in these stereotypes, and should be able to choose what they want to do. If you want to golf when you’re older, but you’re a lady and you get discouraged, don’t be. If you want to be a waiter and you’re a man, become a waiter. If you wanna do something, you should be able to do
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