An important aspect of consolidating gender equality includes disintegrating the generalized conceptions of ‘what is appropriate’. Such conceptions often manifest in the society in the form of stereotypical perspectives. Be it, in terms of competency, ability, character, sociability, or other personal constructs, stereotypes are widely prevalent in Indian society. A person’s gender is often considered as a conclusive determinant of their identity, and hence enforces a rigid construct of gender roles. Gender stereotypes often inhibit a person’s sense of self identity, along with their freedom of expression. From infancy to adulthood, we are exposed to a plethora of norms and beliefs that often turn out to be erroneous at best, and discriminatory at worst.

The way to combat stereotypes lies with awareness and discretion. Each one of us, at some point, perhaps unknowingly has expressed or harbored stereotypical beliefs. When we strive to change ourselves, the environment also changes. It is, therefore, crucial to practice inclusivity and acceptance towards others and work towards the collective empowerment of marginalized communities. Let us refrain from forming judgements about other people solely based on a set of predefined ideas, and let us embrace each life, spreading hope and love along the way!

Have a wonderful week!
Warm regards.

21 Comments

  1. Such an insightful post! Stereotypes certainly inhibit self expression and individualism, you’ve put is across persuasively!

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  2. Prachi says:

    Woah nice

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  3. bmcap says:

    This is so thoughtful! You summarized it well 👏👏

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    1. Isha says:

      Thank you for reading!

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  4. Good one Isha. A very thoughtful message.

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    1. Isha says:

      Thank you for reading!

      Like

  5. Sophia Dane says:

    Indeed, well said. Very informative. Glad to follow your blog from today, Isha. You stand for wonderful things. 🤗

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    1. Isha says:

      Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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      1. Sophia Dane says:

        My pleasure, Isha. 🤗💖

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  6. So true. Preconceived notions, assumptions and stereotypes should not be allowed to have priority over the reality. Well written

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    1. Isha says:

      I agree! Thank you for reading!

      Like

  7. utahan15 says:

    am a man
    cannot can
    but i do not understand
    the need to change x ta y
    or orientations bebbe dollz~

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  8. jonicaggiano says:

    So true and just avoiding judging all people based on looks is especially important. Nice post. ❤️🤗🦋

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    1. Isha says:

      Thank you for reading! 🌸

      Like

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