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Gender Stereotypes, An Epidemic For Most Americans?
Gender stereotyping is a problem even today in the twenty- first century.For example, there are still disputes on women's rights dating back to the late eighteen hundreds, though many accomplishments have been achieved in this ongoing battle.Since then, women have been able to vote, own property, and operate businesses (some women are even CEO's of fortune five-hundred companies such as e-bay and Kraft foods).Despite all of these things, there are still more battles ahead in the future.Women are still getting paid less than men, even though they are doing the same job as fellow male coworkers. Women still cannot be drafted into the United States armed forces in times of need, either.(Which would be valuable these days.)Some employers may prefer one gender to the next and unconsciously use that to consider a prospective employee's future.Fortunately, we are fighting these stereotypes; there is an increased number of stay-at–home dads and the necessity of a two-income family has changed they way most people feel toward housewives.Most of society has come to accept and realize that women are just as intelligent as men.I believe that stereotypes are limiting and constricting, despite the fact that we use them often to define ourselves.I have seen their effects in the media, in society and life and in our very own homes.
The media dictates the use of many gender stereotypes.Males are expected to be strong and to play sports from very young ages.Many male sports accentuate masculinity and there appears to be a contest to see which man or team is more macho. Television networks are known to cover male sports statistically more often than female sports. Even with the women's soccer World Cup Finals and women's ice-skating in the winter Olympics having very high ratings, male sports still are promoted more frequently.The defense of …

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