In another study, Rodgers & Hust found women who accepted the sexual objectification of women and who found music videos as entertaining were more accepting of sexual comments about their bodies.Further, young women who accepted female objectification and viewed music videos as realistic were more accepting of unwanted physical sexual harassment (i.e. Adolescents talk about romance Hust and Rodgers report their findings in a book titled “Scripting Adolescent Romance: Adolescents Talk about Romantic Relationships and Media’s Sexual Scripts,” by Peter Lang Publishing Group.A man who is emotionally distant and has grown up believing that that is how men are, is not going to be able to meet his partner’s possible needs for emotional intimacy.A whole lot of research has been backing up the idea of debunking gender norms.And it’s only natural for us to want to conform to norms that are being thrown at us from every direction, right from the beginning.Their origin: media, culture, social messages Right from when we’re born, our parents decide to delegate gender roles.In addition to sexual harassment, the authors share adolescents’ and young adults’ stories related to media, gender stereotypes, virginity, romantic relationships, sexual activity and dating violence.
Living by the ideal of differences only makes men and women less able to understand not just each other, but also themselves as individuals.
Hust’s and Rodgers’ previous studies of young people have consistently identified a relationship between young people’s perceptions of media content and their intentions to have healthy sexual relationships.
The authors’ found women who believed in gender stereotypes and endorsed music that degraded women were significantly less likely to engage in healthy sexual consent negotiation.
As the word ‘role’ explains, these norms dictate how an individual should think, behave and function, based on their gender.
Gender stereotypes, on the other hand are inferences about men and women, that each sex is distinct from the other in a way that almost pits one against the other.