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Date Created: 02/09/15
Stereotypes Gender Stereotypes vs Gender Roles o Stereotypes socially shared beliefs that certain qualities can be assigned to individuals based on their gender Characters Belief women are more nurturing than men 0 Roles Set of behaviors socially de ned as appropriate for one gender Actions that they should be doing Role women should be caregivers 0 They are inextricably linked Biased Representations of Women 0 In the media Underrepresentation of women by women Stereotyped gender roles and behaviors Objectification of Women Emphasis on Female attractiveness Women are supposed to be attractive Weight loss ads on Google all have pictures of women 0 lnlanguage Spotlighting When we highlight make clear what we are talking about is a woman 0 He is a quotdoctorquot and she is a quotlady doctorquot 0 He is a quotpolice officer and she is a quotpolice ladyquot Negative terms for women 0 Fox cow chick bitch Most terms we hear are normally about food or animals Masculine generic the use of he to talk about aH people 0 Chairman policeman and mailman quotThe average American believes he watches too much TVquot vs quotThe average American believes they watch too much TVquot research 0 Gender Stereotypes o The Content of Stereotypes lnstrumentalityagency a concern about accomplishing a task ExpressivenessCommunion a concern about relationships and other people Agentic traits confer higher regard are associated with power and prestige o The bases for gender stereotypes Two questions 0 Why are there stereotypes about gender 0 Social Categorization Sorting individuals into categories Can make some assumptions because of category membership 0 Why stereotypes center on communal traits for women and agentic traits for men 0 Social role theory stereotypes emerged because of the roles men and women occupy Women occupy caregiving roles so they must be nurturing
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