Stereotypes, Stigmas And Theories That Associate With Gender Norms

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Housewife, breadwinner, caregiver, man of the house are typical common stereotypes of males and females all over the world, while each country may be different on their gender norms they are all socially constructed and instituted. Cultures and religion of traditional gender ideology add to the notion that males are more dominant than females. In Afghanistan, the main religion is Muslim which focuses on gender inequality and under the religion it states separate gender roles for males and females in society. Gender norms were constructed by society and people to mimic a specific model of behavior for men and women. Women take more of a nurturing and caring model of behavior while men take more of a controlling and aggressive behavior. I will begin outlining the different types of stereotypes, stigmas and theories that associate with gender norms. The focus of the paper will then gear toward comparing and contrasting the differences between traditional gender roles and norms in the United States, Sweden and Afghanistan through different social institutions and structures. These social institutions include religion, education, mass media, family, and society. Across the globe, women are under a shadow of dominance and patriarchal norms that control who has access to resources, education and opportunities.
Stereotypes and stigmas are a types of way in which society uses to define and label others. Stereotypes are the belief that…

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