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Gender Role Violations A stereotype is a fixed or conventional notion or concept There are many different stereotypes Gender racial and ages are among some of them Gender stereotyping is perhaps one of the more serious ones Stereotypes often associate girls as being cute sweet loving and understanding Although some girls may fit into this stereotype it can be assured that not all girls are like that and some are just the opposite of this stereotype Stereotypes often associate boys as being mischievous carefree dirty mean cruel and stupid For example displays of emotion are often criticized for being un-masculine Whereas emotional behavior in girls is expected and therefore accepted Some boys may fit into this stereotype there are most likely some that dont Girls can be at least as bad as boys can and likewise boys can be just as sweet as some girls can if not so more A lot of males violent behavior and females actions can mostly be accredited to family Parents usually raise boys to be more on the aggressive side Playing sports such as hockey and football which encourage violence Girls however are generally brought up on more feminine activities Some examples of these are figure skating dance and gymnastics just to name a few Biology too can have a role in the effects of stereotypes The males role as being a dominant is apparent before birth There is a prenatal process that is responsible for this Testosterone the predominant male hormone is rooted before birth and is responsible for the maturing of the areas of the brain that are related too The fact that men are more willing to endure pain to understand what they must do for dominance is an example of something that could be more biologically inclined When it comes to different levels of control in different situations it is still assumed that men have the upper hand Research done over the years
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