Women Are Fighting For Gender Stereotypes Essay

1744 Words Nov 4th, 2016 7 Pages
Have you ever experienced someone tell you only girls cry or how about that’s not lady like behavior? If you have you are not alone. From the moment you are born your parents begin to decide what color to paint your room or what clothes you should wear based on your sex. So if you are a girl they go buy pink color clothes and if you are a boy they buy blue color clothes and from that moment on you are entitled to a certain role, but you might ask who gets to decide what you can and can’t do based on your gender? Women have come a long way and have gained so much freedom and equality, but that still doesn’t mean gender stereotypes do not exist. Although women are now able to work and not stay home; there are still battles women are fighting due to those gender roles. The reasons why the idea that women are meant to be mothers and homemakers whereas men are meant to work and support the family is due to cultural and social views on gender enhance stereotypes, as well as misinterpretation of biological features, and social media. One of the reasons why gender stereotypes exist in society is due to our cultural and social views. Since the moment we are born and grow up, it’s decided what toys we should play with based on our sex. A young girl shouldn’t be playing with cars because those are viewed as boy toys in society and a girl is supposed to be playing with a doll. According to Nelson (2011), toys portray stereotypical social values and norms which are used as tools as a…

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