Gender Stereotype

Gender Stereotypes are fixed ideas about men’s and women’s traits and capabilities and how people should behave, based on their gender. One example is the commonly held belief that men are better drivers than women. Although this is a positive stereotype for men, it is a negative one for women. Some people may feel that women lack a “natural” driving skill and that driving as a profession is a “man’s job.” Such a stereotype could lead to discrimination in hiring practices if a hiring manager refuses to employ a woman as a driver simply because she’s a woman.

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