Gender Based Stereotyping

"Heightened awareness about your identity as a man or woman or member of a certain group could influence your performance on a standardized math test" - Dr. Matthew McGlone

Sometimes gender is taken as an indicator of a person's abilities and interests. Such an assumption is wrong and harmful at times. Some of the existing beliefs are -
  • Women are not good in math
  • The role of a woman is to marry and have children, whereas that of a man is to work and earn money
  • Women are not good in sports