Stereotypes and prejudices about men
“Masculinity” and “gender role” were the key concepts of the seminar. Vladislav Krivoschekov told about gender stereotypes, which are conventionally attributed to men.
Traditionally, it appears that men are more focused on professional success, but bad at building interpersonal contacts. During the seminar the thesis that the existence of gender stereotypes is based on the desire of a person to simplify perceptual worlds by leading everything to the certain categories was advanced.
The theme of homosexual people in the army of different countries (Brazil, South Africa, USA, Belgium) was brought up. The interaction of men and medicine and ambivalent sexism were discussed. Ambivalent sexism is expressed in the fact that there are both positive and negative factors in the perception of men and women of the world around, which maintain the level of the gender hierarchy in society.
It was noted that the following situation occurs in public administration: the practice of granting quotas for women in parliament can be perceived by men as a threat, as this reinforces the intergroup differences.
At the end of the seminar, participants had an opportunity to ask the speaker their questions.