Gender Differences Essay

1279 Words Apr 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Gender differences
In today's society, people are becoming more aware of the problem of stereotypes. Although we are meant to live in a fluid society, the portrayal of rigid stereotypes by the media does not help to reduce this problem. Many issues involving sexual status and gender stereotypes have been disputed, including the ethical reasoning behind why stereotypes should be dismissed and avoided in advertising.
Male and female stereotypes have always been present in our daily lives, but they were stronger in the early years before the fifties. These differences caused social problems such as forbidding women to use jeans instead of skirts or dresses, the famous stereotype in which the woman stays at home taking care of the children
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Some people want women to be “feminine” or men to be “strong”, but it really doesn’t matter because we’re all different. I could even say that I don’t believe in binary gender. A woman might want to become tougher and become a bodybuilder while a man may want to use makeup, and that’s okay. People shouldn’t judge something that changes their common life. For example, I know of a village in Africa which is ruled by women, they have all the power and only use men to have children, the women manage everything else like hunting to provide necessary food.
These differences can also vary according to location. In Mexico we’re used to have both genders working while it may be different in a country such as Iran, where women have so many restrictions like a dress code because it is thought they’re a distraction for men. Either way, people should be able to decide how they want to live because, as I said before, there isn’t a way to tell what’s good or wrong as it is an individual choice.
Being close to social medias like Tumblr has shown me how different humanity is, it made me understand that the human mind goes beyond binary genders and that it really depends on the person. Male, female, shemale, genderfluid, androgynous, transgender, among many other identities… We can’t really catalogue humans in just man and woman. Even if we max out the abilities or strength in both man and woman, we find that men can be tougher, while a woman

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