Sex: either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions. Gender: Gender refers to the characteristics of women, men, girls and boys that are socially constructed. Stereotype: a preconceived or oversimplified generalisation about an entire group of people without regard for their individual differences.
Gender and Stereotypes
Gender stereotypes can be found in many different cultures around the world, and new gender roles are constantly evolving. Gender roles are not just based on biological factors, but they are also shaped by our environment, experiences, and culture. Gender stereotypes can affect our behavior and our beliefs about ourselves and others, even when we don't realize it.
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What are some of the gender stereotypes that you have heard or experienced in your life?
Gender Stereotypes in Fairytales
When thinking about the traditional Disney Princess what are their personality traits?
What are the physical looks of these Princesses?
What role do they play in the story?
Now think about the male characters in the stories - what are their personality traits?
What about their physical characteristics/ looks?
Lastly, what is their role in the story?
Modern day Disney 'Princesses' are a little different, what has changed?