How to Raise Your Daughter Without Gender Bias
Updated: Jul 5, 2020
Studies show women in majority-male workplaces report higher rates of gender discrimination.
Gender bias is the tendency to prefer one gender over another.
It is a form of unconscious bias, or implicit bias, which occurs when one individual unconsciously attributes certain attitudes and stereotypes to another person or group of people. These ascribed behaviors affect how the individual understands and engages with others.
In today’s society, gender bias is often used to refer to the preferential treatment men receive — specifically white, heterosexual males. It’s often labeled as “sexism” and describes the prejudice against women solely on the basis of their sex. Gender bias is most prominently visible within professional settings.