Educating people on how gender stereotyping blurs people’s sense of justice and view of reality could help eliminate such injustices in the workplace, at home, and in society at large...
New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2014
eReflect, developer of speed reading program 7 Speed Reading™,shares a video on the software’s official blog on how gender stereotyping still runs rampant in every big city and metropolis in the world. As eReflect reveals, the experiment carried out by Role Pranksters had a person pose as a homeless person. Another set of actors would then "steal" money and personal items from the actor posing as a homeless person. While this was going on, Role Pranksters were filming and tracking the reactions of people passing by.
“When a woman was stealing from the homeless person, reactions were limited to angry, bewildered looks. Over the course of one hour, only one person confronted the stealing woman. When the experiment was conducted with a guy stealing money, people were reacting more frequently and tangibly, running behind the stealing guy and requesting that he put the money back,” eReflect describes.
eReflect finds this experiment by Role Prankster valuable because it shows how people are guided by their gendered stereotypes, which cause them to react differently towards the same socially unjust and illegal action, depending on who is involved.
Stealing is the same act whether a man or a woman does it, and the Role Pranksters experiment shows that people find it easier to call out a man’s wrongdoing rather than a woman’s. “People, irrespective of their gender, are capable of good and evil,” eReflect states.
“There are women who are criminals, and there are men who are criminals. The point is to acknowledge that gender has nothing to do with how we should treat social injustices, and for that matter, that we should never give special treatment because of it,” eReflect points out.
The speed reading software designer hopes that this Role Pranksters video will help people realize how deeply ingrained gender stereotyping is worldwide. Gender stereotyping is not limited to developing nations, and it occurs daily on the streets of urban centers and in corporate contexts across the world. Educating people on how gender stereotyping blurs people’s sense of justice and view of reality could help eliminate such injustices in the workplace, at home, and in society at large, eReflect points out.
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