Gender Stereotypes

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Age defines many things, but at the end of the day it is just a number; a number that separates generation from generation, ideas from other ideas, and a range of many other things. When conflict arises between different age groups it causes a generational gap. Conflict between contrasting age grades can be threaded down to one particular topic; acceptance. This may not always be the case, but older generations tend to have a more arduous time adjusting to new ideas and motives. Our younger generation, called Generation Y or the Millennium (born 1981-2000), are more willing to be accepting towards things like slang, technology, tattoos, homosexuals, and a number of other things as well. Disagreements between the two arise when one generation approves of a particular topic while the other disapproves believing that the topic is wrong or unacceptable. For example, anyone from the Baby Boomer generation (born 1946-1964) or older have a more difficult time accepting tattoos as a positive message. These people tend to associate tattoos with sailors or gang members; this clash of ideas gets put into action when the younger generations argue that tattoos are considered more of an art form now days versus something that resembles derogatory messages. This particular …show more content…
The majority of our youth believe that there shouldn’t be a problem with someone choosing to be attracted to someone else of the same sex. “Today, roughly equal numbers of Americans say they strongly favor (22%) legalizing same-sex marriage as say they strongly oppose it (20%). By contrast, a decade earlier strong opponents (35%) outnumbered strong supporters (9%) by roughly a 4-to-1 ratio” (Jones, Cox, and Navarro-Rivera 1). The approval of homosexuals has increased and is more than likely going to continue to increase as time goes on. The generation gap that we have created is what is allowing such