Hence, from the previous definitions we can say that a “man” is a psychologically masculine person. He can be either biologically feminine or masculine. A “woman” is a psychologically feminine person. She can be either biologically masculine or feminine. A greatly noticeable difference between men and women is the power aspects of masculinity and femininity.
In the society we live in today, the general culture that has merged the idea that there are very distinct differences between men and women. Consistent with these messages, men and women have a habit to observe each other in ways that are nearly identical with the common gender stereotypes (Vogel, Wester, Heesacker, & Madon, 2003). For instance, men are looked at as having more powerful sex drives and as being a lot more tolerant of extramarital sex (Oliver & Hyde, 1993). Women are considered to want to be committed to one person because they would get a lot more positives in being in a devoted relationship rather than being single (Peplau & Spalding, 2000). There have been numerous theoretical perspectives that have been employed to clarify the causes of what have been considered sex differences in relationship attitudes and behaviors.
Possibly to overcome this weakness, Lenroot et. al., (2007) conducted a study in which they established the way the brain develops in girls is different from the way it develops in boys. It is due to this factor that major gender differences exist. For instance, in learning environment girls will view certain subject differently from boys depending on the part of the brain developed. The various stereotypes associated with gender differences currently in existence are as a result of not adequately understanding this (Fr... ... middle of paper ... ...n, 116, 429-456.
How is an individual’s anatomy a prime focus on how others view that individual? Are we as human beings able to go beyond a person’s anatomy and truly judge them based on only the content of their character? The way in which we view people based on their genetic makeup conforms us to think that a male or female can only engage in activities based on their gender role in society. By conforming to the gender roles that our society has placed on us, poses a threat to the 21st century. In doing that, we setback our society and prevent it from growing beyond gender roles and the content of an individual’s character.
While the minority is placed in the lower tracked class, they are given the lower quality education that they do not deserve (Enns 2015). Nevertheless, according to Paton (2012), the mixed approach was thought to have a its disadvantage because it might put high-ability children at a disadvantage. Parents were scared that the lower-ability children would hold their high-ability children back academically (Paton 2012). Having said that, the parents are wrong, as it is not another child’s fault in why their children are not pushed to their full potential. It is the teacher’s responsibility to provide more challenging lessons for the more intelligent children.
There was a partial difference in the verbal aggression between female and male children (2011. McLeod). It can be stated that Bandura predicted correctly of children being exposed to aggressive model behavior were likely to imitate that behavior on themselves. Another, prediction that was proved correct was that boys were more likely to imitate aggressive behavior than girl (Shuttleworth, 2008). However, the study was inconclusive on its findings because, there was no accurate answer what leads children to have that aggression like
Gender role, refers to society’s concept of how man and women are expected to act and behave. Gender stereotypes are an oversimplified belief about the attitudes, traits, and behavior patterns of males and females (Rathus, 2010, p.447).. Gender roles and gender stereotypes are very similar they both involve both male and female and the why they are supposed to behave a certain way. Gender roles and stereotypes affect men and women in other ways, some behaviors are learned and some come about through observations (Gender Roles and Stereotypes). Gender roles and gender stereotypes are different because of these things, gender roles are biological and social factors, and are simply apart of who they are and how they see themselves.
Some strengths of the article would include the research and conclusions of sex reassignments found through scholarly “experts” such as the study found by Dr. Kranz. He asserts women identified as female gender to have the highest level of “diffusivity” then comes along female-to-male transsexuals, then male-to-female transsexuals, and finally the lowest of males whom identified as male gender. This research concluded that through transgender experience, there is a disparity between gender identity and physical sex where the brain is structured differently suggesting a neural basis existing on spectrum. With the range of gender identity, the research also concludes sexual orientation to be based on spectrum and thus controlling an extent of how changeable gender is and what extent one will go through to change their body and behavior to match a desired
There is a common notion that male and female have different expectations on their love companion. Man intends to be more favor on women who is nurturing, expressing, cooperating, and being sensitive to the needs of others. On the other hand, Woman seems to be more prefer man will be active, aggressive, dominant, and ambitious. These kind of "masculinity" and "feminity" characteristics are regarded as opposites, which distinctly provided bias on people’s perception toward either female or male. In other words, this behavior and attribute expectations on one’s gender role is “gender stereotype”.
Women are described by their appearance while men normally are not, the implied message being that looks are more important for women and also the cause of their circumstance. In drawing an overall conclusion we have found that language itself is not sexist, but has been used by a male dominated society to oppress and denigrate females. Slowly but surely through a wave of feminist movements, this fact is being recognized. Steps are being taken to try and correct this and to give females a chance at being equal and not second class citizens. The more I became engrossed in this assignment the more I realized (being female) that we are being belittled by men’s use of language.