Gender Stereotypes


Today, every one of us is spending more of his leisure time watching TV,
listening to the radio or reading newspapers and magazines. The shows on the TV
and the articles in the newspapers influence our decision process, shaping our
perceptions for the world. Besides the positive fact that we are better informed
and in touch with the latest news, we should be aware that accepting this
enormous flow of information and allowing it to make our mind can be dangerous.
The TVs infiltrate our lives, guiding us what are we supposed to wear, how are
we supposed to look and act. Children, because of lack of mature judging values,
are more susceptible to the influence of the television. They tend to ...

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such as parenthood. Concerned with being good parents,
people are accumulating a lot of information on the subject. As the information
can be very helpful, sometimes it can be destructive. That is the case when it
comes to the problem of "tomboys" and "sissies." What are these two terms used
for? The term "tomboy" is used when referring to a girl who is masculine, and
the term "sissy" is used when referring to a boy who is feminine. We need to
state what we consider feminine and what is masculine. According to the
established sense in the society, femininity and masculinity are tightly bound
to gender. Men are supposed to be masculine. They are expected to be strong,
rough, to have high stamina. They are not supposed to wear skirts(the Scots are
an exception) but trousers, and should avoid colors like pink and violet. These
are "feminine" colors. The man in the family is usually the person who should
provide money and build a career. On the othere hand, women are supposed to ...

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was shed on the life of some tomboys and
sissies, as well as on the anxiety of their parents. A girl at an age of three
was shown, dressed with a skirt and playing with dolls. The next shot was at an
age of four, revealing the changes that the attitude of the girl towards the
dolls and dresses has been totally changed. Now she preferred to hang out in
jeans rather than in dress. When she was asked by her mother to try a pink dress,
she refused with the words "Pink sucks!" The girl participated actively in
sports such as basketball and baseball, demonstrating good technical skills at
both. Why then her parents were worried and had searched psychological advice?
The answer to this ...

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