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