Stereotypes, are socially fabricated/constructed ideas on a member of a specific group or social category. The gender binary, is being non conceptually defined a male or female sex at birth. Gender Stereotyping is categorizing males and females into certain ‘norms’ and typical behaviours. This is how these terms will be defined through out this paper to eliminate confusion. Lastly, Beautiful is referring to the Western Culture’s basis w...
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... question standards that reflect and respect only people with certain physical attributes. Many different types of courses address issues of self-concept, perception, and identity. These courses often introduce the idea that attractive, young, and able-bodied individuals are valued more than others and then point out that less attractive, older, and disabled individuals are often devalued and even discriminated against.” (Brule, 72)
Robert Munsch has succeeded in diminishing gender stereotyping in a way that also reduces social determinants like beauty, intelligence, and possessions. Angela and Mark Gooden state, “Children’s books also served as a socializing tool to transmit these values to the next generation” (89). Chiefly, coupled with the idea that, there is a need for more books like The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch in our Western Society and Culture.
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