Cultural Competence Concepts (G2278)
Why Gender Stereotypes Matter
Gender stereotypes are generalized beliefs that we hold about people based solely on their gender. This can include how a person should look, act, feel, or think as a male or female. For example, we might think that a woman is supposed to be very gentle, take care of children, and do housework like cooking and cleaning. In contrast, we might think that a man is supposed to be tough, mow the lawn, and make financial decisions for the family. Although these biases may not seem very serious and may even cast a positive light at times, in fact, stereotypes can be problematic with serious consequences.
Youth & Families / Families
October 27, 2016
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