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  • Gender Stereotyped Careers
  • Nursing
    • 2.1 million nurses in the U.S.
    • 5.4% are men
    • 13% of nursing students are men
    • Why?
    • Stereotype of being a low prestige profession without much responsibility.
  • Doctors
    • Fewer women are doctors and female doctors are more likely to work part time.
    • Why?
    • The hours, the lengthy education balanced with family, stereotype that women aren’t dedicated enough to it.
  • Teaching
    • 20% of teachers are male
    • 10% are a minority ethnicity
    • Far fewer men in elementary schools.
    • Why?
    • Stereotype that men aren’t good with kids. Also, the NY Times says money.
  • Engineering
    • 11% of engineers are women.
    • Why?
    • Stereotype that girls aren’t good at math and science.
  • Law Enforcement and Firefighting
    • Women make up 16% of law enforcement in the U.S.
    • Women are only 4.2% of firefighters.
    • Why?
    • Stereotype that women aren’t strong enough or that they shouldn’t use guns. Often, male officers don’t accept them as peers.
  • Cosmetology
    • The vast majority of cosmetologists are women.
    • Why?
    • Stereotype that only women care about
    • And yet… men are spending more and more money on “beauty” products.
  • Stay At Home Parent
    • 140,000 stay at home dads in the U.S.
    • 2.7% of stay at home parents
    • Why?
    • Stereotype that men are not good with kids. Stereotype that women can’t bear to separate from their kids. Gender pay gap means men usually make more.
  • The Gender Pay Gap
  • Your Project
    • In a small group- no more than 4
    • Design a poster that advertises a career that is stereotypically for one gender.
    • Advertise to the opposite gender, the one that doesn’t normally do that career
    • Example: a poster for men to be nurses