Stereotypes Of Children Persuasive Essay

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Casey DeVaughn Ms. Wrenn English 2 Persuasive Essay Rough draft Imagine a world where females and males do not have conform to society 's expectations. Children learn to categorize themselves by gender usually by the age of 3. From birth, children learn gender stereotypes and roles from their parents and environment. In a traditional view, males learn to manipulate their physical and social environment through physical strength or dexterity, while girls learn to present themselves as objects to be viewed. Social constructionists claim for example that gender-segregated children 's activities create the appearance that gender differences in behavior reflect an essential nature of male and female behavior.I believe in…show more content…
““Usually we think of gender as natural and biological, but it’s not… We actually construct it in ways that have problematic and largely unacknowledged health risks,” lead researcher Maria do Mar Pereira, the deputy director for the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, explained in an interview with ThinkProgress.” Pereira observed both boys and girls regulating their behavior in potentially hurtful ways in order to conform to gender norms. For instance, even the girls who enjoyed and liked sports avoided playing them at school because they assumed it wouldn’t be a “feminine” thing to do, they worried they might look unattractive while running, or they were mocked by their male peers for not being good enough. The girls also put themselves on diets because they believed desirable women have to be…show more content…
They were encouraged to physically fight each other if they were ever mocked or offended. They felt like they had to drink unhealthy amounts of alcoholic beverages because that’s what a “man” would do. And they were under certain mental health strains as well; struggling with fear and anxiety about proving themselves and suppressing their feelings, all while lacking a strong emotional support
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