Gender Stereotypes Among Men And Women Essay

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As a man in society, I am obligated to fulfill gender stereotypes that are demeaning to both men and women, and also can be the root of serious problems. Attempting to fit into these hurtful generalizations can be frustrating, and can lead to anger along with other issues, both mentally and physically. Men have always been viewed as the tougher gender, and with that comes no ability to express emotion. They are the rock for the family, and cannot simply be bothered by menial issues like emotion. Additionally, female stereotypes that force conformation of body image can also be extremely detrimental. Many women take large measures in order to make themselves look appealing and attractive towards men, and these steps can cause great amounts of harm. Furthermore, not only women are forced to conform to gender expectations. As women are expected to make themselves presentable to men, men are forced to change their appearance to society. Gender stereotypes serve only to harm because it teaches men to hide their emotions, women to take drastic measures to appeal to men, and for men to modify themselves physically.

Throughout history, men have been depicted and acted like only a big, strong brute, who is not capable of emotion, but rather only capable of causing harm to others. My friend Kevin, fit right within the line of stereotypical men; he strongly believed that men were not capable of emotion, or even expressing it. I was constantly made fun of for every…

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