Knowing the stereotypes and prejudices associated common to women is important for understanding gender discrimination. But first, it is important to distinguish what is a stereotype that is a prejudice.
Difference between stereotypes and prejudices
-A Stereotype is almost always oversimplified and exaggerated negative mental image of a particular group. It is not individual but collective, although it can condition to each member for their popular generalization, often backed by the jokes, the media, political opportunism … Stereotypes are based on prejudices and may refer to qualities attributable to a group by age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religious belief, social class, race … in the formation of stereotypes influences ignorance and invisibility (or partial image) that, intentionally or not, is given to a person or a group.
-A Prejudice, however, is defined by the SAR in its second meaning as “a previous and tenacious opinion, generally unfavorable, about something called evil.”
Prejudices are still part of our daily lives (existing towards migrants are examples of this) but have become politically incorrect and therefore manifest more subtly.
To remove the prejudices, the philosopher and educator Jose Antonio Marina recommended four steps
A good way to understand this map prejudice is prejudiced by nationality in Google. You’ll be amazed irrational based image and there is little about your country and you visited.
To learn more about gender stereotypes as we explain in this report both its meaning and concrete examples, but the table can see below are contrasted by sex some of the most common (facing or opposing qualities attributed to men and contrary to women). Many consider them and overcome, but suffice it to investigate different contexts to see that remain, marking behaviors and attitudes “socially acceptable”.
In the excellent book ‘Man mets woman’ (TASCHEN), the graphic artist Yang Liu summarized in 15 pictograms the main stereotypes about women and inimical to us. I recommend it, as well as being very accurate approaches it with a sense of humor.
Regarding gender bias, based more on irrationality, they could put many examples that are present on the Internet and social networks
1. Try setting ‘Women are ..’ in your web browser. What do you get? Me: Women are bad, are like laws, are like wine, are complicated, are dependent … And in the case of them simple, all the same, …
2. The woman as mother: the existence of a never scientifically proven “maternal instinct” makes us better carers and make us putting our family life to work is a very installed prejudice that affects the career aspirations of women.
3. Single women without children past 40 years are resulting in a “plot”: something of his character fails, it is not normal, they are not happy, have failed, must have some trauma … Prejudices towards women They choose to live alone, or simply practice polyamory and couples without children are such that many young women, in the XXI century, still afraid of being left “alone”. For society, a free woman, able to make their own decisions, he does not need a man around, it is dangerous, yet very revolutionary.