Gender Stereotyping

3-5 pages long

Choose a gender stereotype that has mostly gone away. It may be a stereotype in any culture. (For example, the old stereotype in the U.S. that women were not mentally astute enough to vote has gone away.)

  • Briefly describe the stereotype and the culture in which it existed, including country of origin.
  • Explain the effects that the stereotype had on the individuals of that gender.
  • Explain the effects of the stereotype on society by choosing two of these to discuss: family, education, work, health, sexual attitudes and behaviors.
  • What differences has the elimination of the stereotype made on individuals of that gender and on society keeping in mind the social areas you discussed in the previous question.
  • Why do you think that this stereotype has changed over tim

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