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Language and Gender

Further Oral Activity

Wayne Mwandi

on 1 February 2015

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Language and Gender
Female Gender Stereotypes
Female gender stereotypes include:
Women are supposed to have “clean jobs”
Women are nurses, not doctors
Women are weaker than men, inferior than men.
Women are required to make women are stay at home less money than men
Women don’t need to be educated
Women are not authority figures
Women are meant to be the damsel in distress, never the hero
The best women are stay at home moms

Male Gender Stereotypes
Male gender stereotypes include:
All men enjoy fixing things cars, machines
Men play sports
Men enjoy outdoor activities
Men are the ultimate authority
Men do not cook, sew or do crafts
Men are lazy and messy
Always men who work in technical fields; science, engineering
Men do “dirty jobs”; construction and mechanics

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