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Friday, May 20, 2022

Way to Beat Gender Stereotypes

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Even though we are in 2022, some still believe that men and women are suited for different roles in their personal and professional lives. This mindset is harmful not only to couples’ relationships but also to society as a whole. The good thing is that we can do something to beat gender stereotypes.

It is hard to imagine, but some still believe that men are more intelligent, business-minded, and authoritative. On the other hand, some still believe women are more sensitive, feel more concerned about others, and are deemed more maternal or nurturing.

While these generalizations have been around for a long time, research has shown that they are nothing but stereotypes that some aspects of society do not want to let go of.

Despite knowing that these are generalized statements, women are still discriminated against in almost all fields based on their genders. Here are some ways you can help beat gender stereotypes.

Compliment Achievements
Some people tend to call a girl pretty or focus too much on her physical attributes. Focusing on a woman’s physical attributes can take away from the achievements and accomplishments of women. So instead of complimenting someone’s physical attributes, tell them how intelligent, witty or funny, you think they are.

Equal Chores
One of the most common assumptions about women is that it’s their duty to do housework or that they are good at it just because they are female. These assumptions are not accurate. One way to let go of this gender stereotype is to divide household responsibilities according to the strengths of each family member.

This can apply to everyone who lives in the household. It doesn’t matter if you are roommates, siblings, or a couple. It’s an excellent strategy to divide household responsibilities by strengths and what a person wants to do.

Raise Awareness
Stereotypes won’t go away unless people come to terms with the fact that they are harmful. If you are a woman struggling in a male-dominated environment, continue to speak up by using your voice to bring attention to things that need addressing. The more you speak up, the more confident and comfortable you become in expressing your ideas and giving your valuable input.

Be Prepared
You may find yourself in situations when people ask you to comment on inappropriate things as a woman. You must be prepared to react to such discrimination and inappropriate comments so that those. Claim your power and let the person speaking to you know that there are consequences to such actions, and you will not entertain such conversations.

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