Strotype

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One day after school, on my way to the gate of the high school, I saw boys and girls played basketball intensely. To my astonishment, one of the girls played pretty well. She not only dribbled skillfully but passed the ball to other partners steadily. During the contest, she shot the basketball precisely and earned a lot of points to her team. On the other hand, almost the boys there were proficient in playing basketball, but I take it for granted. In my mind, I think that every boy is good at sports. To my surprise, I found that I had a stereotype. Actually, stereotypes on gender penetrate into our mind and influence people’s thoughts in the following fields. Nowadays, there are some prejudices against women in companies. For example, women are not often given equal status with men and chief executive officers in companies are often men. Men also far outnumber women in top management positions. In some cases, bosses depend on gender-based stereotype instead of their real ability. Therefore, women’s abilities are often neglected by them. Many invisible stereotypes are filled with our schools and sometimes do harm to students. In schools, some teachers believe that boys have better sense of direction and have a good comprehension on math and physics. In addition, boys are lack of patience. When it comes to girls, teachers think that they deal with things carefully. They are also good at English, history and geography and so on. Teachers think that boys are braver than girls. In comparison to girls, they must be mild and gentle. As you can see, stereotype would impose restriction on gender in the dark. The existence of stereotype may cause some problems at home as well. For example, some parents don’t allow their sons to play dolls in their childhood. They think that it is proper to ask them to play robots or models to fit in their gender. Obviously, stereotype could bury someone’s potential. Because of it, children have no opportunities to show their talents or...
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