Gender Stereotypes, Gender status, different sex
Over the years, various generalizations have been made about the roles that each gender plays in society. Such ideas have been introduced into children's lives from the point in time they are born, they also passed them down over the generations (Chodorow, 2004). Such generalizations have been neither considered negative or positive because of their nature of establishment.
They were established at a time when those roles made sense for the survival of the human race as is realized with the dedicated role of women in child care. But with advancing technology, some of the roles that have been attributed to various gender is becoming obsolete (Schein, 2005).
However, people still make assumptions about roles of men and women through these stereotypical notions that claim to apply to all men and women in the world.
[...] There are various methods that male workers make female workers feel unwelcome or inferior in a male dominated work place. These include the use of everyday interaction mechanisms that exclude women from shared masculine interests in the organization. The special consideration effect Condensing chivalry and paternalism are just but some of the behaviors exhibited in such environments that make everyday interaction embarrassing if not impossible (Miller, 2004). Because of the perception that the female is not in their proper environment and the current environment may be hazardous for them, paternalism takes over and the male members make it their duty to ensure the female receives greater than necessary care during their entire interaction process. [...]
[...] Men often fear that they will become invisible as men because their former roles of being the sole provider and decision maker may be shadowed by the female. In addition, they fear being 'adopted' or perceived as women because they have adopted roles that were previously performed by women (Simpson, 2013). Discussions within the work place may be female oriented with males being given less of a chance to start discussions that relate to their affairs. Common discussions may include uncomfortable subjects like common feminine biological experiences that they may commonly share with their female counterparts. [...]
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[...] Men have been known to dominate and sexually exploit women according to a study by Watts (2007). This form of sexual harassment is often gender related with more women than men reporting such incidences within the workplace environments. In addition, these acts are less commonly perceive as sexual harassment by their perpetrators because of the less violent forms in which they are committed. Display of materials of a sexual nature, suggestive looks, name calling, suggestive sexually explicit gestures, body language and sexual teasing are just but some of the methods that male workers use to intimidate their female counterparts in the work place environment (Watts, 2007). [...]
[...] Garden City, NY, Doubleday. Montreal & Kingston, O.N. (2007) McGill-Queen's University Press and Vancouver. New York, University of British Columbia Academic Women's Association. Schein, E. (2005) Organizational Culture and Leadership. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass. Simpson, R. (2013) Masculinity at Work: The Experiences of Men in Female Dominated Occupations. [...]
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