How Gender-Biased Are You?

According to sociologists, the lies that we believe can uncover our subconscious beliefs and biases. Try to answer these 12 true or false questions to reveal how your mind really processes the world around you!

Jamie Novack
Created By Jamie Novack
On Aug 1, 2015

Do you think the above statement is true or false?

Do you think the above statement is true or false?

You displayed an extremely low level of gender bias!

You displayed an extremely low level of gender bias!

Extremely well done! You showed a very low level of gender bias! Your reactions to the statements displayed that you view men and women as equal and you don't buy into the stereotypes about either gender. You fundamentally believe that people should be judged on their own merits, and don't make assumptions about a person's thoughts or behavior based on whether they are a man or a woman. You feel comfortable going to a female doctor, hiring a male babysitter, and relying on a female mechanic, because you believe the world is past pigeon-holing others based on their sex.

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You displayed an average level of gender bias!

You displayed an average level of gender bias!

In a society full of pervasive gender biases, you manage to have an average to low level of bias. Although - like most people - some stereotypes and ideas about gender have seeped into your thinking, you do your best not to make assumptions about people. It's quite difficult to free one's self of the stereotypes we have all grown up on, but it seems you are making a distinct effort to free yourself of them.

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You displayed a high level of gender bias!

You displayed a high level of gender bias!

You are incredibly influenced by the gendered assumptions and stereotypes that are so pervasive in our society. You tend to believe that stereotypes exist for a reason, and that the media's portrayal of men and women is fair and fitting. Of course some people are exceptions to the rule, but overall men and women are different and nothing will change that. You believe in traditional roles for men and women, and don't think that a progressive approach to gender makes sense.

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