Gender Stereotypes and Traditional Connotations: (A Comparative Analysis of Selected Chinese and Igbo Women)
A publication of the Faculty of Arts, Business and Science, University of the North, P.O. Box 3000 The Pas, Manitoba, Canada R9A 1K7
Traditional societies often define the sexes according to their gender roles. Chinese behavior and attitudes are regulated by societal expectations that are based on sex or sexuality and promote the belief that women should be fostering, obliging, and well-mannered while men are thought audacious, belligerent, and tough. When these notions, enforced by society, are ignored, women are seen as rebels, outcasts, or perhaps untraditional. Considering gender stereotypes spread across the Chinese Han cultural group and the Igbo cultural group of Nigeria, this paper examines data obtained via typical case sampling and analyzed by content analysis. Three key elements were identified and examined during this research (stereotypes, discrimination, and inequality of sexes). This work concludes that people find it difficult to disengage from their traditional concepts and views. It recognizes that the society maintains belligerent prejudicial attitudes that are generational and create dogma and negative connotations regarding gender stereotypes. It suggests that gender stereotypes and traditional connotations that promote discrimination and the inequality of sexes be strongly or eradicated. It concludes that all human beings are equal and no form of discrimination or stereotype should exist in our societies.
Gender , Stereotypes, , Connotations and Attitudes , Traditions , Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Languages and linguistics
Banwo, A. (2021). Gender Stereotypes and Traditional Connotations: (A Comparative Analysis of Selected Chinese and Igbo Women). The Quint, 14 (1). 30-53