Gender Stereotypes (Takeaways 5)

Gender Stereotypes (Takeaways 5)

Gender Stereotypes

Here is a list of traits and things that are stereotypical to each gender. The ones in bold are ones that I identify with more and why gender stereotypes can never fully describe any person. There might be people that fit squarely in these “boxes” but there are also people who are more spread out or people who fall into the opposite category than that which society has told them they must fit into.

Stereotypical Feminine Traits

  • Docile
  • Dependent
  • Quiet
  • Beauty
  • Lack of body hair
  • Hourglass shaped
  • Small
  • Weak
  • Pink
  • Dolls, cooking
  • Caring, helpful, motherly
  • Travels in “packs”
  • Not bossy
  • Innocent
  • Submissive

Stereotypical Masculine Traits

  • Strong
  • Muscular
  • Dumb
  • Willing to fight/aggressive
  • Blue
  • Rowdy
  • Bad at paying attention
  • Dominant
  • Childish
  • Brave/fearless
  • Workaholic
  • Watch sports
  • Bread winner
  • Hairy
  • Taller than their partner
  • Powerful