Gender role stereotypes help to perpetuate gender norms within the three subsystems of biology, society and culture.They often become so ingrained that we do not realise the extent to which they are socially constructed, and as Harrison notes, “[t]he lack of conscious intentionality in a large part of our performance then supplies its ‘naturalness’” (2006: 49).These stereotypes are perpetuated through various means, such as through pressure from society and institutions, and the creation (and internalisation) of cultural gender norms.uch stereotypes serve to reinforce the rules of the subsystems and allow us to understand what constitutes deviance.
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