Gender Stereotypes have been given to men and women respectively since birth. We will look at the social expectations of male and female behaviour and psyche as well as whether these are biologically predetermined or socially constructed. In particular, we will examine the stereotypes placed on males and females using symbols of daily life and in the media. Another interesting article would be Crossing Boundaries, one on the transcending of many individuals nowadays of the behavioural lines between what makes a male and what makes a female.
- In symbols
In this article, we will study the gender stereotypes implied by symbols we refer to daily to see how they further entrench our preconceived notions in the most fundamental of ways. We will examine the Venus and Mars symbols, the Blade and the Chalice as well as Yin and Yang.
- In the media
The media is a powerful force, with its ability to influence and bombard us with images everyday. Therefore, whatever we see in the media teaches us something regarding how we should behave as men and women. We will study how cartoons and advertisements will impact the mindsets of both men and women today.
- Crossing Boundaries
In today's world, no individual can be defined as wholly male or female any longer. With greater diversity, many are beginning to break out of their stereotypes and embrace their identities without judgement. In this article, we will mention Homosexuals as well as Metrosexuals.