Stereotypes are common beliefs about certain social groups that are based on prior assumptions, but while some stereotypes are completely irrational, other stereotypes about women, in particular, are actually true. These actions became labeled as female stereotypes because they have been observed in many women for so long, and therefore prove to be completely correct most of the time. Let’s take a look at some stereotypes about women that are more than often true.
1. Women Are Sensitive
Most of the stereotypes about women accentuate the sensitivity that most women acquire. There are probably are some exceptions to this statement, because when are there not? However, you have to admit that each and every one of us ladies has a sensitive side. No matter how tough and strong you may present yourself to be, there is a very sensitive girl in there somewhere.
2. Women Love to Talk
Gossip or not, women love to talk! We love to share our ideas and form significant connections with others by bonding through verbal communication. Give us one topic and we will gradually digress to a completely different subject with ease. It just comes naturally!
3. Women Are Lightweights
While many women would beg to differ, science proves that this particular stereotype is true, but not for the reasons you are thinking. The ratio of water to fat is much lower in women and therefore not much of the alcohol can be diluted. In addition, women produce less of the liver enzyme, which converts alcohol into an inactive state. So there is a biologically rational explanation to this phenomenon.
4. Women Are Catty
This stereotype is true only under certain circumstances. It is incorrect to say that all women are catty, but it is more appropriate to re-word it to ‘All women CAN be catty.’ Even the calmest and most rational women have their breakdowns and even they can snap at others.
5. Women Are Emotional
Women are very emotional creatures! We think too much, read into things with greater detail and unintentionally form close emotional bonds with others. At times this can be our weakness, but most of the time it is our strength. We are compassionate beings that understand the world on a very different level.
6. Women Eat Ice Cream when Upset
It is that classic scene in every romance movie when the main heroine eats a tub of ice cream while watching TV after a break up. In case you were wondering, yes, we all do it! While it is not always ice cream, we often turn to our guilty pleasures for comfort. There is nothing better than giving yourself a cheat day and indulging in your favorite foods.
7. Women Tell Their Friends Everything
Close girlfriends talk about everything, and by everything, I mean both the important things and other things that are not even conversation-worthy. Especially when it comes to relationships, women turn to each other for advice and they vent to one another about their problems in the hopes of finding a solution as a team.
No stereotype is completely true for every social group, but there are some common occurrences that follow a pattern in women of all ages, nationalities, shapes and sizes. What are some other female stereotypes that you can label as true?