Gender Myths and Stereotypes

Our western society is filled with stereotypes and bias, that have woven themselves into the fabric of our lives. Commonly held beliefs affect the way that we view ourselves and how we treat others.

Take five minutes out of your time to take this test and see if you are able to separate fact from fiction. Challenge yourself to reflect upon your answers and critically analyze your assumptions.

Created by: Malissa Losenno of Gender and Schools
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What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
What is your gender?
Male
Female
1. Take a guess! How many do you think you will get right?
0
1-2
3-4
5-6
7-8
9
2. Do males have a biological predisposition to be more competitive?
Yes
No
Maybe
3. Are females three times as likely to die from spousal abuse as compared to males?
Yes
No
Maybe
4. Are females more likely than males to resort to alcohol in stressful, emotional situations?
Yes
No
Maybe
5. Are females biologically programed to be more emotional than males?
Yes
No
Maybe
6. Is the female brain designed in a manner that results in excessive communication? (I.E. Talkative, chatty, etc...)
Yes
No
Maybe
7. Are males genetically prone to be more likely to cheat on their partners than females?
Yes
No
Maybe
8. Which sex is biologically programmed to be more intuitive?
Male
Female
Neither
9. Are males inherently more aggressive than females?
Yes
No
Maybe
10. Is the male brain hardwired to be better at math than females?
Yes
No
Maybe

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