Give 2 examples of gender stereotypes commonly observed in Indian families?

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The following points may help you:

Gender is a socially constructed term that sought to create artificial division in the society between men and women. It gets reflected in the sexual division of work and in the society’s mind set

Some common gender stereotypes that we come across are:

a. Girls are told to be caring, be helping hand to their mothers, look after the house  and boys are not expected to do this  kind of work.
b. There are large number of female domestic workers who are employed but are given very low wages, women become targets of  sexual violence, assault at the workplace.
c. Women are expected to be polite, docile, they must reflect high standards of social etiquette whereas men are expected to be independent, aggressive, bold.
d.  Girls are expected to play indoors,playing puzzles, cards, setting up their doll kit, Kitchen set, help mothers in the kitchen whereas boys are expected to play outdoor activities,riding a small rider/scooter, play with cars.
e. People do not encourage girls education and prefer boys indeed.
f. People desire to have a male child rather than girl and engage in practise like female foeticide, female infanticide.


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Male And Female
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A gender role is a set of societal norms dictating the types of behaviors which are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for people based on their actual or perceived sex or sexuality.
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boys are given toys like cars and guns but girls are given toys like barbies and doll houses which indirectly enables them to manage the house
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Male and female because female is always considered to be inferior
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