Gender stereotypes in modern society


  • Ruslana Matviychuk Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University


A gender stereotype is a generalized view or preconception about attributes or characteristics, or the roles that are or ought to be possessed by, or performed by women and men. A gender stereotype is harmful when it limits women‘s and men‘s capacity to develop their abilities, pursue their professional careers, and make choices about their lives [1]. Many of the gender stereotypes we know today were not always present in the past; they are relatively new trends in human society. This is because social expectations of each gender change over time, and often develop differently in cultures around the world.


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