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Gender Stereotypes and Effects on Teens

Do gender roles and stereotypes have any affect on the emotional and physical behaviors of young adults?
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Kayla Johnson

on 13 January 2011

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Transcript of Gender Stereotypes and Effects on Teens

Q: Do Gender Stereotypes Affect Teens? isolation
distress
depression
anxiety boys are socially dominant Effects on Boys Effects on Girls breast growth
shricking of testicles
heart problems
liver problems
aggressive behavior steroids? head of the family taught to be tough but what if they cant fulfil the role they are expected...? anger
aggression
drinking SUICIDE?... the best thing we can do is to focus on the positive guillen & bar in 1994 shows
the typical female marketed
magazine has nearly 10.5X
more ads about diet and weight societal pressures can come from many sources friends
family
magazines television
radio
media sources are the #1 source
of information for many teenage
girls depression
loss of self esteem
unhealthy eating habits thinness according to
magazine advertisements... perfect marriage
loving children
great sex
rewarding career 1 out of every 4 college age women use some
form of etreme method for weight loss/control fasting
skipping meals
excessive exercise laxative abuse
self-induced vomiting Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents. relationship issues and self-consciousness promiscuity
lack of self-control
abussive relationships self cosciousness can follow young girls into adulthood and limit educational and occupational opportunities the effects of socially constructed gender roles are affecting girls at younger ages... weight control measures
for girls as young as 5 or 6 LITTLE PRINCESS SYNDROME Emotional and Physical
CHANGE heightened awareness of external influences and social messages personal preference
family influence
cultural influences A: YES!
when teens unconsciously try to live up to the unattainable standards of gender stereotypes... they can cause emotional and physical harm to themselves 1000 girls diagnosed with anorexia die every year because of their disease
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