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The Understanding and Thinking of Gender Stereotype

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DOI: 10.25236/assah.2021.048


Yiyi Zhou

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Yiyi Zhou


Stereotypes are very common in our life. People tend to think that men are generally tall and strong, and are good at doing most physical work, while women are petite and weak, and are more capable of doing tiny and of less important work, which is an example of gender stereotype. It is believed that people in Northeast China are generally bold and straightforward, and people in Southeast China tend to be gentle and graceful, which is a regional stereotype. This paper mainly expounds the definition of gender stereotype, and expounds its influence from three aspects: life, work and political participation, as well as ways to reduce its negative influence.


Stereotype, Gender Stereotype, Negative Impact