Characteristics Of Gender Stereotyping

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Since the start of the human race, mankind has always had the nature to put people into categories; society stereotypes to minimize the process of thinking that we must do when we first meet someone. Stereotyping is the generalization of a person, idea, or a group of individuals. We learn how to stereotype others from our parents, our teachers, and from social media. Society frequently constructs an image by making assumptions based on gender to where we come from to the people we surround ourselves with. When we were children our lives were carefree, the color of our skin had no significance to our friendship and did not imply our different cultures. When we were young our eyes were blind to different ethnic groups but as we grew older…show more content…
Why do small children often stay away from the opposite gender and allow the opposite sex to do certain things? Society had it's say from the start, from choosing what is allowed and what is not. Making an overgeneralization about the characteristics of each gender is known as Gender Stereotyping. From birth, girls are seen as small and fragile while boys are seen as macho and tough. Once the gender is known to be a girl, they are thrown into a world of frilly objects and pink clothes and are often encouraged to play "house" because they were taught it was their role in society. From a young age, society forced boys to be tough, to carry on their ancestors’ name, and to work in the work force instead of housework or "woman's…show more content…
The people we choose to socialize with reflects who we are as a person. Most often society makes assumptions based on the people we hangout with based on the way they act, look, and/or present themselves, this is called group stereotyping. Some of the most common stereotypes are the preps/jocks, the intellectuals, and the goths/punks. Society has made an overgeneralization about these groups by assumption and by previous knowledge from older relatives. The majority of people think preps/jocks are meatheads who need the help of other to pass their classes and who cannot hold any type of intellectual conversations that do not consist of exercise or sports. Now a days the term jock is not often used, the term athlete is used to represent a person who are proficient in sports; they now are more intellectual due to the need to pass their classes to be allowed to participate in school functions. An intellectual is typically seen as the nerd and teacher's pet but in reality they are the quiet, to themselves type of individual. The goths/punks are seen as the depressed and misunderstood type but the fact is that they are the most creative bunch out of the two. They often use their sense of style to show their creativity. From the start of the human race, society has constructed the mentality of themselves versus others. We have created this because scientist say
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