The Male Stereotypes

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MALE STEREOTYPES Most common stereotypes of men are that men are aggressive and violent. Most western countries portray men as emotionally stable, assertive, independent and strong. These stereotypes are not true in most cases. It is said that men are emotionally more stable than women because they don't cry. I completely disagree with this. Sometimes crying can be beneficial too and is a sign of emotional strength. Men crying publically has become socially unacceptable. If a man is very emotional, it is seen as a sign of weakness. Men and women feel the same levels of emotion, but females are more comfortable in expressing them. The stereotype that men are child molesters keeps them away from children. The newspapers are full of articles about child molesters. There are many people in the society who are almost certain to jump to the wrong conclusion. If a man interacts with an unknown child, others may be watching and wondering. For some men, children make them uncomfortable. The stereotype has become so common that children just aren't encouraged to talk to males other than their fathers, in most cases. It's a shame because men should definitely interact with kids. This is probably why girls perform better academically in school and why lesser men are going to grad school and college these days. There is an increasing gender gap in education, and the stereotype of men being child molesters is an important part of it. It is assumed that women are more talkative than men. One famous stereotype claims that women utter tens of thousands of words per day, while men manage to speak only a few hundred. In fact, there’s really no difference between the number of words spoken by women and those spoken by men. The society assumes that ... ... middle of paper ... ...loped that it can pick out the stench of sweaty clothes from a long distance. And once she has the scent in her nostrils, a real woman cannot stop until the problem has been found, replaced and eliminated with a better scent. Men, simultaneously, can wear the same clothes for a week, and will let the clothes pile up. In some cases, women are certainly better sniffers than men. In reality, there are no genuine differences between the female and male nose and the quantity of receptors they have. REFERENCES • Zemore, Sarah E.; Fiske, Susan T.; Kim, Hyun-Jeong (2000). "Gender Stereotypes and the Dynamics of Social Interaction". • Maass, Anne; D'Ettole, Claudio; Cadinu, Mara (2008). "Checkmate? The role of gender stereotypes in the ultimate intellectual sport". • Correll, Shelley J. (2004). "Constraints into Preferences: Gender, Status, and Emerging Career Aspirations".
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