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5 Gender Stereotypes That Used To Be the Exact Opposite

5 Gender Stereotypes That Used To Be the Exact Opposite
The hardest stereotypes to break are the ones that are so old as to go all the way back to hunter-gatherer days. After all, how can you argue with biology? Women carry the babies, men have the upper body strength to tackle gazelles. Nobody made that up out of thin air. But if society has taught us one thing, it's that it becomes way too easy to attach amendments to that bill, claiming that all sexual and gender stereotypes date back to the early days of human evolution. Of course, in reality ... #5. For most families, finding out the gender of their baby early on is crucial, since everyone needs to know what color of clothes and toys to get them -- pink or blue? Getty"Margaret, you get little Steve out of that outfit this instant." If it's a girl, don't forget to paint the room pink and get pink curtains. But at One Time ... If it's starting to seem pretty arbitrary, that's because it totally is. "Don't worry, Junior, dogs are your friends!" This goes beyond colors, too, by the way. #4. Related:  Gender StudiesUnderstanding Gender

[French] Petits rappels sur le genre « Sexisme et Sciences humaines Petits rappels sur le genre Sexe et genre : quelle différence ? Sexe et genre sont deux notions liées, mais qu’il convient de distinguer. « Homme » et « femme » sont donc deux catégories de sexe, tandis que « masculin » et « féminin » sont des catégories de genres. Si les sexes présentent des caractéristiques à peu près constantes à travers le temps et l’espace (partout dans le monde et de tout temps, les femmes ont eu un vagin et les hommes un pénis), les genres changent en fonction des époques et des sociétés. Toujours en Occident, la médecine a longtemps été exercée principalement par des hommes. Femme mosotraditionnellement considérée comme plus forte que l’homme, aussi bien mentalement que… physiquement5 ! Ainsi, les genres varient d’une société à l’autre, ce qui tend à montrer qu’ils ne sont pas déterminés biologiquement, mais bien construits socialement. Dans les sociétés occidentales, comment les genres se construisent-ils ? Des sociétés genrées ? En conclusion… Erratum 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

21 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 8) This is the latest edition of our most popular feature, in which we demonstrate that the truth is stranger than Photoshop. Here are more photos that will make every poster in the comment section scream "FAKE!" but are absolutely real. In case you missed the previous episodes, here's Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions, Part 6 and Part 7. And now ... #21. Via This looks like a bank of escalators seconds before they were buried under a lava flow, but it's actually one of about a hundred decorated subway stations under Stockholm, Sweden, where the natural bedrock ceiling has been painted. If nothing else, it has to make it a hell of a lot easier to figure out if you're at the right stop. Via Wikimedia Commons"Hmmm ... this has less magma than I remember." #20. Via Forbes Yes, that's a satellite photo, and yes, there really is a gigantic set of connecting canals spelling "HAMAD" in Abu Dhabi. #19. Via Making Of

Gender role Gender roles may be a means through which one may express their gender identity, but they may also be employed as a means of exerting social control, and individuals may experience negative social consequences for violating them.[2] Various groups have led efforts to change aspects of prevailing gender roles that they believe are oppressive or inaccurate, most notably the feminist movement. The term was first coined by John Money in 1955 during the course of his study of intersex individuals to describe the manners in which these individuals express their status as a male or female, in a situation where no clear biological assignment exists.[3] Background[edit] Some systems of classification, unlike the WHO, are non-binary or gender queer, listing multiple possible genders including transgender and intersex as distinct categories.[10][11] Gender roles are culturally specific, and while most cultures distinguish only two (boy and girl or man and woman), others recognize more. Dr. Islam Dr.

Seventeen magazine vows not to alter images, to 'celebrate every kind of beauty' Seventeen publishes a "Body Peace Treaty" vowing to show "real girls and models"It's in response to a teen-led petition signed by 84,000 calling photo altering dangerousThe teen behind that petition celebrates a "huge victory" after the magazine's announcementBut an ex-model questions why the magazine didn't admit to ever seriously altering images (CNN) -- When teenage girls check out Seventeen magazine, they'll be getting the complete picture -- no ifs, ands or Photoshopped butts about it. That's the pledge the magazine's staff made in its latest edition, after a push led by a Maine 14-year-old to combat the practice of tweaking pictures and picking models whose appearance give teens an unrealistic perspective on what is beautiful. "We vow to ... never change girls' body or face shapes. (Never have, never will)," the magazine states as part of its "Body Peace Treaty" from its August edition, a copy of which CNN obtained Thursday. 8th grader fights airbrushed images "'Seventeen' listened!"

[French] Les Inuit et le raffinement des trois genres : Pourquoi les anthropologues ont longtemps décrit les sociétés inuit comme peu développées, simples et adeptes d’une sexualité collective ? Bernard Saladin d’Anglure : Au début du xxe siècle, Marcel Mauss, dans son Essai sur les variations saisonnières des sociétés eskimos pense que les Inuit ont une vie sociale qui oscille entre deux pôles : un individualisme estival fondé sur la famille nucléaire, la vie laïque du groupe, et la production individuelle ; et un communisme hivernal, parental, économique, religieux et sexuel, s’exprimant dans le partage et l’échange généralisé des biens, des gibiers, des enfants et des conjoints, et dans de grands rituels collectifs. Mais les Inuit fascinent surtout les anthropologues par les moyens qu’ils inventent pour s’adapter à un milieu très hostile. A-t-on imposé aux Inuit un système de nom de famille occidental ? Vous décrivez une éducation des enfants bien éloignée de la nôtre… Vous parlez même de transsexualisme…

[French] Genre! 6 Real People With Mind-Blowing Mutant Superpowers If the insane, explosive popularity if superhero movies is any indication, we are fascinated by people who are insanely better than us at any given thing. Probably because, in real life, we're all such a bunch of incompetent boobs that we've been enslaved by blue paint, flashing lights and crying French babies. But it turns out, superpowers are real. And not just the secret ones that everyone has, or even the ones everyone thinks they have -- this Cracked Classic is about a group of people that, in a sane world, would already have multi-colored leather jumpsuits, delightfully mismatched personality traits and a skyscraper shaped like whatever they decide to call themselves. We've all dreamed of having superpowers at some point (today), but the majority of us have to accept the sobering reality that preternatural abilities simply aren't possible. For instance ... #6. As with most superpower discoveries, Xiangang found his by acting like a braying jackass. So What's Going on Here? #5. #4.

Stride Rite Ad Calls Girls Princesses, Boys Powerful, Outrages Parents (PHOTO) Yet another brand has angered parents by marketing to girls and boys separately and using antiquated gender stereotypes to do so. This time, ads by shoe company Stride Rite suggest girls are princesses and boys are powerful. The ad featuring a young girl is pink, purple and sparkly while the boy ad sticks to conventional "masculine" colors. Margot Magowan, a mom of three girls, wrote a letter to Stride Rite explaining why she will no longer be shopping there and posted it on her site, Reel Girl. Magowan was also upset by the lack of female superhero apparel found at the store. Her main concern, is that gender marketing is starting to influence her kids. A representative from the store provided the following statement to the Huffington Post in an email: At Stride Rite Children’s Group, we develop footwear that are designed specifically to meet the needs of growing children, while offering a broad range of products in a variety of styles of interests for both girls and boys.

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