stereotypes

the website https://opinionfront.com/racial-stereotypes talks about racial sterotypes and some of the most common of these.

opinion font sites that:   “more often than not it can be quite difficult to not think a certain way, when you meet people of a certain ethnicity for the first time. Regardless of the race you belong to, at some point of time or the other, you would have been the focus of racial stereotyping, of the type described. ”

some examples that it says about  racial stereotypes are:

  • All people of Asian ethnicity are geniuses and driven to serve their employers well. They do exceedingly well in academics.
  • People of Hispanic origin do not have a good command over English and more often than not, are not fluent in the language.
  • Gambling is one of the favorite pastimes of Native Americans.
  • All African-Americans are good at playing basketball. This stereotype emerges from the fact that a large percentage of professional players are of African-American origin.

annualreviews.org is a website that has a very full definition and review on gender stereotypes:

“There are many differences between men and women. To some extent, these are captured in the stereotypical images of these groups. Stereotypes about the way men and women think and behave are widely shared, suggesting a kernel of truth. However, stereotypical expectations not only reflect existing differences, but also impact the way men and women define themselves and are treated by others. This article reviews evidence on the nature and content of gender stereotypes and considers how these relate to gender differences in important life outcomes. Empirical studies show that gender stereotypes affect the way people attend to, interpret, and remember information about themselves and others. Considering the cognitive and motivational functions of gender stereotypes helps us understand their impact on implicit beliefs and communications about men and women. Knowledge of the literature on this subject can benefit the fair judgment of individuals in situations where gender stereotypes are likely to play a role.”

gender differences have always been a problem in the world and throughout history. Girls were always known as the “weaker” sex, which regarding body structure they do have less build than men do, but that is just an excuse  for society to categories women in activites that they feel are “for girls”, but this isnt only a problem for girls,  boys also grow up with the stereotype that they have to like the colour blue, and that they play football or rugby and not field hockey which stereotypes categories as a womens sports. As the website says this affects people very much, since teenage boys feel that they cant do something such as to have dolls in fear of looking girly.

Gender stereotypes, racial stereotypes, national stereotypes, job stereotypes, religious stereotypes, age stereotypes, amongst others are something that can affect a person and how they view themselves, and others. People feel the nesecity to put other people into categories without realizing how it can affect that person or people, this is a problem in our world that has been going on more thousands of years, and its incredible that after so much evolment is still an issue in our society today, when the only thing that people have to do is stop and look around to acctally get to know the different people and there cultures, since its a beautiful thing.