How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
This is the principle that men and women behave differently in social situations and take different roles, due to the expectations that society puts upon them (including gender stereotyping). This includes women taking positions of lower power, meeting ‘glass ceilings’, having home-making roles, etc.
Three common patterns are:
(a) Women take on more domestic tasks
(b) Women and men often have different occupational roles.
(c) In occupations, women often have lower status
Even though we are well-educated, my wife cooks and cleans and I do DIY and develop websites.
In any situation, see the real (as opposed to espoused) social roles and either play to them or use them to your advantage (eg. offering women a way out of disliked repression).
There is a lot of information about gender bias (and other forms of bias) available on the web and elsewhere. Know your rights and defend them.
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