Cultural Competence Concepts (G2278)

Cultural Competence Concepts (G2278)

Why Gender Stereotypes Matter

G2278

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.

 

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AUTHORS

Sarah A. Taylor, Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, K. Anh Do, Kathy L. Potthoff, Jacqueline M. Guzman, Catherine E Johnston

SUBJECT

Youth & Families / Families

PUBLICATION DATE

October 27, 2016

LAST REVISION DATE

None

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SERIES

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