What are the common stereotypes existed regarding the violence and abuse?
For stereotypes, there are thousands of examples. There are domestic roles (a woman should stay at home to cook and clean, and a man should be the main breadwinner), occupation (teaching is a feminine job whereas a position in the police is a masculine job). In our society we are now beginning to see a shift in these views, Hilary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Billie Jean King are some examples of women who are looking to find a more equal society for men and women and teaching young girls and boys that shattering stereotypes and gender roles is an issue that should be a priority.
How to help put a stop to gender roles. While this has been an issue for hundreds of years, there are still many basic ways to help put an end to gender stereotyping and gender roles, Huffington Post suggests that we start this from an early age, starting with the blue is for boys and pink is for girls. Encouraging children and other adults to try different colors from a newborn stage can have an impact on the way a child perceives the colour in later life and how they associate those colours. Being able to recognise sexism and flag it up is also a valid way to help change perception, in our society we hear very often that ‘sex sells’ as an excuse for advertising campaigns being raunchy or demeaning and one area that is particularly well-known for this is perfume, so being able to recognize when this occurs and flag it up can help advertising try to get it right.