These stereotypes, presented as inherent, are influenced by the social environment to which one is subjected.Male and female gender profiles are normalised to the extent that they appear natural, biological.This content was written by a student and assessed as part of a university degree.
It supports the idea that the only factor of sexual differentiation that needs to be considered is the reproductive process. The pursuit of survival is thus contingent upon successful reproduction, which creates a lineage of evolution for both men and women.
Wilson, a Darwinist evolutionary theorist argues in his book, , that for individuals who ‘…
Although this difference is highly contentious and widely contested, it will inform the essay’s discussion of gender equality.
Sex and gender are classifications for differentiating between men and women.
Discussions about gender are often adjacent to discussions that attempt to determine the intellectual capacities of either sex.
Debates of this nature were generated in the late nineteenth century, when it was determined, with scientific vindication, that the challenges and complexities of academia were deemed too overwhelming for the female mind. This attempt to distinguish sex difference on the basis of physiology is one found in evolutionary theory. pursue distinctive strategies to achieve reproductive effectiveness, with sometimes significant divergence’. This view reduces human existence to the reproductive function. Public and international discourse on the debate for gender equality focuses on the oppression of women, as it rightly should.However, the influence that traditional male stereotypes have on the perpetuation of gender inequality, at a transnational scale, also needs to be addressed.Freud, who pioneered early psychoanalysis of the unconscious, was able to examine the ‘…continuity between normal and neurotic mental life, the concepts of repression and the unconscious, and the metal process to be ‘read’ through dreams, jokes, slips of the tongue and symptoms’. His work provided much needed insight into understanding inherent and normative views of gender identities.By definition, psychoanalytic theory aims to deconstruct what is explicitly or unintentionally communicated to illuminate the latent ‘… Fonseca et al., ‘Program H and Program M: Engaging young men and empowering young women to promote gender equality and health’ (2010), available online: 21 October 2013).fantasies, anxieties, and desires of the speaking subject’. In relation to gender, psychoanalysis stresses that our biology is experienced within culture, not nature, and ‘… This essay asks how do male stereotypes affect the manner in which males engage with gender equality?By encouraging males to analyse their socially constructed gender profiles, it is possible to educate them on how their social roles may impact gender equality.In her book, , Halpern contends that throughout her study, the most important lesson she learnt was that ‘… researchers, like the rest of us, maintain a particular world view that they use in interpreting research findings’. So when analysis arguments about gender, nothing should be unquestioningly accepts as irrefutable, scientific fact.