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    Gender Stereotypes contribute to Misogyny. What do you think of this?

    Apoorva Pathak
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    Since ancient times we have seen women are often discriminated against and are facing isolationism such as they are denied of reading Vedas, not allowed to speak and write in Sanskrit, etc. Gender Inequality always persisted and still continuous. Women are consisted polluted and sometimes denied even to enter temples such as the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. This prejudice is created by a male-dominated society to establish their superiority. We have seen that even in some family having a female child is considered a bad omen which leads to female foeticide particularly in a rural areas such as Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab.
    Misogyny is created by spreading hatred for female figure, their ideas, even in dresses, etc. Misogyny sometimes links with politics where male leaders try to destroy the image of the female contestant. If a woman is working in the office with male members she is considered to characterless and disobeys by her colleagues.
    Even after in enactment of so many laws, orders and articles we have seen that women are not considered a part of society. some times in a male-dominated society is not allowed to raise her voice against injustice. She has to obey everyone and has to stay inside the four walls of her house. It has not only inculcated social evil in the society such as Rape, eve-teasing, domestic violence, and soon.
    Gender stereotype creates the feeling of weakness in women they start themselves considering as salves of the male figure. They even develop low- self-esteem, depression, suicidal tendency and many more. We can only fight this immoral character if women are educated, have support from others, speaking up against odd. Feeling equal is everyone’s right and this not only harnesses the feeling of self-confidence but also creates a new human inside oneself.

    nehachitroda
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    GENDER STEREOTYPES CONTRIBUTE TO MISOGYNY. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
    Girls’ self-esteem, ambition, and expectations are the first victims of gender stereotypes. Therefore, eradicating clichés and their associated behaviors should be a priority for any society and should begin in schools. Gender Stereotypes are created by people only and by discriminating women with some of the other topics and comparisons between genders. A gender stereotype is therefore harmful when it limits the capacity of women and men to develop their personal attributes or professional skills and to make decisions about their lives and plans.
    Stereotype refers to the cognition aspect of feeling towards a given group of people. It is the picture that most people engulf in their minds about other people. However, the picture painted by people with regard to other people is not necessarily a true depiction of reality. Gender stereotypes affect girls around the world regardless of their country’s level of development and are encouraged by society at large, from parents to teachers. Not only at home, but the surroundings and each place she is, has to face gender inequality and discrimination, and many more. The way she dresses, speaks, behaves, works are all the things people assume and judge women, and somewhere it leads to misogyny.
    Still, we see many people comparing a woman to another woman, may it be in education, work, qualities, and if she speaks for herself then also it’s said women should not speak much in this matter and do what’s accepted. There are many laws and acts and non-government organizations too coming forward and bringing awareness. Gender stereotypes should be stopped, it makes a woman feel looked down on in her own society and family too. All are equal if consider each has its own capacity and we are all humans after all, so consider everyone rightly and respectfully.

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    Gender Stereotypes mean to make generalized assumptions about certain genders and to view certain roles being attached to certain genders. A few examples of this can be views such as “Women are bad drivers,” or “crying is weak and feminine,” and even “Fighting is masculine.” Gender stereotyping emerges from centuries of gender roles and patriarchy, it has created a mindset today which is completely male centric and often insulting to women.
    Through popular discourse, we can see that the stereotypes about women generally label them as weak, submissive, homemaker and delicate. Men on the other hand are seen as tough, intelligent, powerful, and trustworthy. Adding to that, the assumptions and roles of women are seen as secondary and inferior to men, their ‘traits’ seen as laughable. This is the reason any man showing these traits or so- called weaknesses is labeled as a woman and laughed off. This emasculation of men is derogatory not only to them but to other women as well.
    Misogyny is basically any practice that adds to the degradation of the image of a woman. In the above examples, we have seen how certain traits are seen as feminine and labelled off as unnecessary and weak. This thinking of attaching certain roles and meanings to being “feminine” and the hatred towards anything described as that, has made generations together blind to the inherent sexism in these thoughts and practices. It can only be hoped, that though education one can debunk these age old ingrained myths created due to patriarchy and rise above.

    shaifalikapoor03
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    Girls are weak, girls can’t fight, girls should contribute on house chores, girls need to be homely, this is what they think, girls are bound to do, also, boys are strong, boys should protect their sisters, boys can do go out at anytime of the day or night, this is what gender stereotypes look like. Our society have considered boys/men as the stronger section of the society and women/girls to be the weaker one since forever. Society’s mere thinking about the men being strong and women being weak has always led to creating hatred for women in the society i.e misogyny. A girl child being born has been a shame to the family! Why? Because a girl have always been considered as weak, a girl working late night has been a shame to the society! Why? Because she’s not supposed to be out for long, a girl standing on country border to protect the country has been a shame to the society! Why? Because she is not allowed to fight, she is supposed to act fragile. Actually, it was never a shame to society for women walking forward to what she is supposed to be, these are only the ways of criticizing women at every step they take, creating a barrier in their way to success has always been a fun game to the society. So, yes these gender stereotypes have been a success in creating a misogynistic society.

    Shubhangini Shaktawat
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    Gender Stereotypes contribute to Misogyny. What do you think of this?
    Gender stereotypes are some beliefs that people build in their minds over time about male and female characteristics. They make one expect things from people based on their gender. On the other hand, misogyny is the feeling of dislike or hatred against women. It makes one consider females inferior to men. It is one very imminent feature of our society. In my opinion, gender stereotypes contribute to misogyny to a great extent and both these feature in the society like evil. They are both affecting us all humans. This is mainly because of the stereotypes present in our society, most of which reflect women to be inferior to men, weak, fragile, delicate, uncompetitive, made to carry out household work, burden to their families, etc. When the gender stereotypes make one believe that men are superior and women deserve to be inferior to men, of course the society will become misogynistic. Stereotypes like women are to be blamed for anything and everything that happens to them, even when they are raped, it’s probably because of the length of the skirt they wore, make us even more misogynistic if we believe in stereotypes.
    These stereotypes do not even have any base or logic. They are just things we tend to believe in. To be honest, only those people will believe in it, which are already misogynistic at heart or at thought. Hence, I believe our society is misogynistic not only because of the gender stereotypes that make women have an inferior image, but also because more than half the individuals here have misogynistic mindsets themselves. And to top that up with gender stereotypes that discriminate against women, is an even worse thing for women in the society. These are what do not let women breathe in the society with their heads up. These are the reason to exactly why women cannot live life on their terms because the society is already here to lay down it’s own set of rules and laws for women that are nowhere mentioned even in the constitution. It’s probably tough to break these stereotypes all at once, but I believe we all can thrive and march towards a society free from gender stereotypes, which will then be a non pro-men and non misogynistic society. There is still time and there is still hope.
    A woman myself,
    Shubhangini Shaktawat

    DISHA SAPKALE
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    Yes, Gender Stereotypes contributes to Misogyny due to society mentality towards women. From childhood onwards boys are seeing that girls are meant to do household chores because parent’s tell boys to focus on their studies and girls are told to learn household chores no one will tell her to focus on studies due to which boys sees that and creates a image of women in their mind. Due to which they can’t see women in top positions. In today’s generation their are lots of women who are achieving their goals and completing with men at workplace because of that men can’t take the success of women due to having mindset from childhood women aren’t meant to work at office, so they start creating troubles in her office work. Similarly, After Marriage when women want to start their career again no one will support her not even her husband because they has mindset that women can’t go outside and do work this happens due to the gender stereotypes towards women. Even their are women who also been the part of misogyny like how much makeup she has done, how short clothes she is wearing, she is suffering from domestic violence and not telling anyone, must be she is with him only for money, these were the things some girls and women are used to say about other girls and women itself which leads more men to contribute towards misogyny. In our society people offently judge women with their appearance and their are men has the image of the women that they should be wearing full clothes due to which it leads to misogyny. Society need to stop making genders stereotypes, gender discrimination, gender inequality towards women because of all these it contributes to misogyny due to which men don’t respect and treat women with equality.

    Manpreet Singh
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    Gender-based stereotyping is a severe barrier to gender equality and fuels prejudice against men and women. Gender stereotypes are preconceived conceptions in which the features and roles of men and women are arbitrary and their sex is restricted. The development of boys’ and girls’ natural gifts and skills, their education and professional life experiences, and life possibilities in general, can all be restricted by sex stereotyping. Stereotypes about women are the product of deeply rooted attitudes, values, standards, and prejudices against women and are the cause. In society, gender roles describe how we should act, talk, dress, groom, and behave on a basis of our sex allotted to us. For instance, it is often assumed that girls and women dress in feminine ways and be friendly, welcoming, and nurturing. Men should usually be strong, forceful, and audacious. A stereotype is a generally recognized judgment or preference for a person or group — even if it is too simple and not always precise. Gender stereotypes may create unfair treatment due to the sex of a person. That’s what sexism is called.
    Stereotyped behavior that is thought to be feminine is an exaggeration of hyper-femininity. Hyperfeminine people exaggerate their attributes as feminine. They can be meek, innocent, sexually inexperienced, soft, cool, gracious, and acceptable. Stereotyped behavior, which is thought to be male, is an exaggeration of hypermasculinity. Hypermasculine people overdo their masculine qualities. They think they should rival other men and rule women by being aggressive, worldly, sexually experienced, impervious, physically impressive, ambitious, and tough. Extreme gender stereotypes are damaging because people don’t allow themselves and their feelings to be fully expressed. For instance, it is damaging for men to feel that they cannot cry or show sensitive feelings. And it is bad for women to feel that they can’t be independent, intelligent, or confident. Breaking down stereotypes of gender makes everyone their best.
    We all have sex-based biases; we receive everyday messages during our lives about what is expected of men and women. These prejudices are ingrained and it is frequently impossible to get rid of them entirely. However, we have a greater opportunity to counterbalance our preferences if we are more conscious of them. If you expose your mind to visuals that conflict with stereotypes, your implicit unconscious preferences can actually decrease. Find pictures that are unfitting for conventional sex stereotypes, whether they are women who carry out construction labor or males, and position them in places you commonly view at home or at work.

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    Gender stereotypes have very much an impact on women’s career and their personal life. We know our society believes that man is superior they always uphold when it comes to career opportunities. Women after completing education she is forced by family and society to marry first and then decide about their career. But this not happened same with males, even women have to work at less income and their chances of leading company are very less. A lot of people have this notion that women are not strong, emotional they cannot handle the pressure they take a lot of leave. This very subjective one cannot say if one woman is emotional and cannot handle pressure but that does not mean that another woman can also not handle it. This all we can say stereotypical society mindset. But some women are breaking this they are opening their own startups they are empowering other women also some companies are keeping a same number of employees they have equal men and women hiring opportunities the bright start begins. Also, women have the right to equal pay because it is the law if they don’t, she can call out. Indian male cricket player receives a higher salary from the BCCI but female receive less just because their female sports are not that popular in the country also, we can see very less brand approach to female sports player for the ad. But at the same time, male sports easily get brands to promote. It is just an example there are a lot of politics happen women had cross many hurdles to reach their goal, women should never give up on their career because you have hard to achieve this. People are always have something to say about you, but it is on us how we take it. break the stereotypes and show the women’s power to the world.

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    Gender stereotyping is a key barrier to achieving true gender equality and fueling prejudice against gender. Gender stereotypes are preconceived assumptions that arbitrarily allocate males and females to their attributes and functions. Stereotyping can hamper the growth of the natural talents and abilities of boys and girls, women and men, their educational and professional experiences as well as life opportunities in general. Stereotypes about women both come from and are the cause of deeply established attitudes, values, conventions, and prejudices against women. Stereotypes regarding women are the product of profound attitudes, values, conventions, and prejudices against women and they are the reason thereof.

    They are used to justify and preserve both the historical power of men over women and the sexist attitudes that hinder women’s growth. Furthermore, gender stereotypes amplified and intersected by other preconceptions have disproportionately harmful effects on some groups of women, such as women in minority or indigenous communities, disabled women, low-caste women, migrant women, etc. Misleading gender stereotypes are a common cause of women’s prejudice. It contributes to violations of a wide range of rights including health rights, appropriate living standards, education, marriage and families, job, freedom of speech, freedom of movement, political participation and representation, effective remedies, and freedom from gender-based violence.

    The stereotype threat is a disagreeable acknowledgment that you can be judged by a negative stereotype or that in a sense you can seem to support a negative stereotype because the stereotype is personal and sometimes an obvious explanation of the behavior or experience you have. In other words, a stereotype threat emerges if a person forecasts that his group’s negative perception will be judged or handled unfavorably. The critical evaluation of current documents reveals the perpetual gender discrimination and the obstruction of professional development of women within the organizations by individual factors, family factors, socio-cultural and organizational factor(s). The critical review of the existing literature, Therefore, management theories need to engage in critical social gender theories to comprehend the patriarchal social, economic, cultural, political, and religious contexts that are entrenched in gender-based stereotyping.

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