Quiz 1. Which of the following is the definition of gender stereotyping? Unconscious or conscious prejudices based on preconceived ideas of what women and men’s attributes, characteristics and roles should be based on their gender The characteristics that a person is given by society, such as the norms, behaviours and relationships they should have because they are a man or woman Attitudes and actions that discriminate against people based solely on their gender. Tends to be offensive or demeaning, can be explicit Actions based on preconceived ideas of what we think women and men’s attributes, characteristics and roles should be based on their gender 2. Which of the following sentences are gender stereotyping? According to figures, there are more men than women in boardroom positions. It is harder for women to succeed because they are not always taken seriously. The CEO, Mr Dube, and his wife Priscilla presented the award Mr. and Ms. Wasonga, who both work for the same marketing firm, attended the dinner with their three children 3. Which of the following series of words are common gendered words that we use everyday and are mildly gender stereotyping? police officer, chairperson, assistant Secretary, pilot, firefighter Man-made, Mrs, male nurse 4. What are the four ways in which we stereotype women in the news? Depending too much on women; distrusting women; unequal portrayals; and unequal content Feminine women; masculine men; easy to read content; and distrusting women Unequal coverage; unequal voices; unequal portrayals; and inaccessible content Equal coverage; equal voices; equal portrayals and accessible content You are right.