What information have you learned to explain the development of gender stereotypes? What factors help explain why women's progress into the male-dominated work force has been slow?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 6:49 pm ad1c9bdddf
Gender stereotypes have many factors, primarily including cultural and social reasons, such as power dynamics in case of racism, socio-economic distinction among people and groups of people, sexism and educational difference between people and their respective status differences.
The reason why progress, of women in male dominated professions, has still been slow is that some professions such as mining, construction work and warfare have always been considered to be fit for men. Due to the physical difference in strength, women are not expected to be part of these professions, given the stamina and endurance required for workers in these professions.
Men as secretaries is not a normal fact of life in offices, but the opposite is true for many male CEOs and managers to have female secretaries in their offices, including lawyers and doctors' offices. An argument presented to defend this has been that women are pleasant in communication and their presence enables patients and customers to feel welcomed. It is doubtable that men are not just as courteous or pleasant as women in same work fields and in the capacity of secretaries and clerical staff. But, they are not expected to perform these specific roles and thereby a systematic gender-stereotypical mentality remains persistent due to which women are expected and encouraged to enter and keep the profession of secretarial staff. Not to mention, this greatly impacts ...
Work space Equality among both genders, professional choices or expectations