Stereotypes- Definitional Essa Essay

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Stereotypes- Definitional Essa


'Dumb jocks';, 'Women don't belong in a professional setting, they belong in the
kitchen';, 'He must be a Jew, just look at his nose.'; Our society is based solely on face
values where we tend to place someone in a category because of his or her actions.
Prejudicial notations used to define members of a social or ethnic group are called
stereotypes. We stereotype various groups of people, but none like women, different ethnic
groups, and athletes.

We typically stereotype women on the job. Women normally are associated with jobs such as
nurses, secretaries, and tailors. These are jobs in which most people would label as a
tender loving care job, which requires a woman's touch. Women are rarely associated with
the titles of a Doctor, Lawyer, or CEO of a company. On occasion, when women are given
positions of power, they are viewed as being power hungry and male bashers. Male
co-workers would be constantly put down by their superior, who in this case would be a
woman, because the woman had to struggle through life trying to make it in a man's world,
or so the stereotype says. In the home, women have certain household chores, that have
been naturally assigned to them: washing dishes, laundry, dusting and cleaning, and taking
care of the kids just to name a few. These chores and household duties have been deemed a
woman's job since the beginning of time; the man would go out and hunt dinner and it would
be the woman's duty to cook and prepare dinner. So, after all these years, it is still
assumed that the same duties have carried through generations. It is a stereotype that
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