About Men Stereotypes

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Brain Washed by Gender Roles
Our lives are controlled by a subconscious rule of gender; “you’re a girl so you like pink”, “boys cant play with dolls, those are for girls”, “men don’t cry”, and my personal favorite “pussy”, the greatest insult to men, because it means your afraid or weak like a woman. These laws have been a part of life since the beginning of humans. Gender has been engrained into your mind since you exited the womb and were wrapped in a little pink or blue blanket. It’s hard to see the issue until you take a step back and ask why do colors have a gender? The world is changing though; young generations are defying the rules and are starting to step into a greater plain of existence that isn’t characterized by pinks and blues.
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Most of the time, people usually think about the effects of gender roles on women, like the pressure to be the perfect woman, but “About Men” really gives a great insight into the issues that men face. Even though the article is specifically about cowboys and the stereotype they deal with, I fell like these are common problems that all men face, specifically, the stereotype that men have to be tough. Cowboys have been almost “dehumanized” in the Hollywood world. They are portrayed as silent hero’s who prefer to be alone and distant. This is simply not the case; Cowboys are group workers who rely on each other to make it through the day. Although Cowboys in particular are tough men, they are not emotionally void. There’s a subconscious expectation that men have to be strong, physically and emotionally and I know that puts a lot of pressure on men. It’s so taboo for men to cry in our society that when they do, for me personally, it’s extremely uncomfortable. This unspoken oppression creates a stigma that men can’t show their emotions to others, which can cause serious mental and physical …show more content…
Boys are automatically blues and greens, their rough and wild, they are born to love sports and bugs, and they always find a way to make a mess. Girls are pinks and yellows, they are sweet with their dolls and they love princesses, they are conditioned to be thin and beautiful, and to aspire to being a good mom and wife. But why are little girls kept out of the mud and why are boys scolded for wanting a kitchen play set for Christmas? A good point I noticed online the other day is when people go to McDonalds with their kids they will ask for a “boy toy” or a “girl toy” according to their child’s gender, but what if your little girl actually wanted the truck toy instead of the cheap Polly pocket. The store Target has actually addressed this situation by taking away the separation of boy and girl toy aisles, now if you walk past that section the sign only says “toys”. Target did this to encourage kids to get the toys they want and not the toys their expected to buy. To my amazement this actually upset quite a few people, including my grandmother; “now I wont be able to find any toys for my grandchildren” she claimed, and then I explained that the aisles would still have sign for what’s on

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