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Gender Stereotypes

What is gender stereotyping? A gender stereotype is a generalized view or preconception about attributes or characteristics that are or ought, to be possessed by women and men, or the roles that are or should be performed by men and women. Gender stereotypes can be both positive and negative for example, “women are nurturing” or “women are weak”.



International Women's Day 8th March 2024 (Theme- Inspiring Inclusion)


Over 100 years ago in 1910, International Women’s Day was first celebrated, with the aim to achieve equality for all people across the world, which we are still fighting for today.

The group of women who led the fight were called the Women’s Social and Political Union, otherwise known as the Suffragettes. They were a strong and active group of women who wore the colours purple, green, and white, which are now associated with International Women’s Day. The Suffragettes campaigned for a woman's right to vote, believing that women should have a say in the decision-making process of important issues.

Year 4 celebrating International Women's Day

What are gender stereotypes? Year 3 express their opinions.

“I didn’t know boys could be nurses.”

”so males and females can be anything they want to be? I was a bit surprised.”

”I thought only men could be firefighters.”

”I knew boys could be nurses but I didn’t know girls could be firefighters.”

”It doesn’t matter what you do on the outside, it matters who you are on the inside.”