Gender Stereotype Analysis

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stereotypes can have negative connotations, they can also have positive ones as well.
Gender stereotypes are prevalent for both boys and girls, but have a more noticeable impact of young girls. Shops know their market and they stick to it: girl’s toys are generally involve: busty Barbies in short skirts, cooking utensils and kitchens and plastic babies in pink pushchairs. All of these things seem innocent, but subtly remind girls that they should be three things: pretty, useful in the kitchen and good mothers.
This is quite a contradiction to the boy’s aisle. Where cars, science sets, and generally more fully clothed action figures prevail. The divide is clear and it affects girls even into later life and careers. This idea is supported by education minister Elizabeth Truss who recently warned children's toys could affect their careers. She said: ‘gender-specific toys risked turning …show more content…

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