Gender Stereotypes

What Are We Up Against? An Intersectional Examination of Stereotypes Associated with Gender

As part of the larger Story at Scale project (2020), Perception Institute contributed this review of research by academic scholars on gender identity and associated stereotypes. As is always our goal, we aimed to bring science to practice: to inform the fight for gender justice among practitioners. While Perception sought to discuss the changing nature of gender identity and expression, as well as to recognize the strength women exercise in daily life, the literature in these areas was scant. As a result, this literature review is more useful as a tool to diagnose the operation of the gender binary and the challenges we face in seeking gender justice, than as guidance for a path forward.