Unconsciously, We Have All Been Affected Or Can Relate

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Unconsciously, we have all been affected or can relate to the effects of gender role stereotyping. From the day we were born, we are labeled as either boy or girl. Although, society has changed its norm in gender roles, many of our traditions have not. In the gender stereotype, we commonly relate a boy with the color blue, and a girl with the color pink. Gender roles have been instilled in us from past generations, due to the way that society was. Gender labeling is still influenced today through children’s toys, where toys are designed differently according to each gender. Through media, society persuades into the ideology of how gender role should be considered acceptable or not. “Gender” and “Sex” are closely related but do not have…show more content…
It is expected for boys to go outside, be loud, and play rough in the dirt. As for a girl, it is expected that she remains calm, quiet, and clean at all times. Femininity in girls is related to the father 's masculinity, and his approval of the mother as a role model, and his participation in feminine activities (Gender Roles and Gender Differences). As a result, predicted by cognitive social learning theory, parental characteristics influence as gender role models for their child to imitate (Bussey & Bandura, 1999). In this process parents model directly and indirectly towards their children. In a study, to see how a child’s parents’ job would influence the child’s interest in gender stereotyped activities, it concluded that a mother with a traditionally feminine job would most likely influence her child to have more stereotypical views. Whereas, with the father, his job made no drastic influence on his child (Feldman, 1991). Although, in research it has been suggested that traditional fathers are most likely to enforce gender-stereotyped behavior for their sons than for their daughters (Fagot & Hagan, 1991). Therefore, a traditional father’s ideology would directly give his boy a perspective knowledge on feminine sex stereotypes. Gervai (1995) found that parents of preschool-aged children who held traditional beliefs about gender tended to behave in gender-stereotypical ways with regard to performing both household labor and childcare. Parents have indirect
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