Many stereotypes are about the differences between men and women. To put an end to a stereotype, we must be able to recognise it and to think about it. Is an opinion fair or unfair?
Men and women have a lot in common. But they are also different. Men and women can prevent many conflicts if they learn to respect these differences.
Men and women are different. They talk and think in different ways. For example, men and women even use the Internet in different ways. Men like to "hunt" for information. Women like to browse and "gather". Women are more likely to join online communication, often with other women.
Men and women's differences begin when they are boys and girls. Boys like to play in large groups and there is usually a leader in the group who gives orders. Boys want to have a high position in the group and this position is important to them.
On the other hand, girls like to play in small groups. A girl's best friend is important to her. Girls don't like to give orders and they don't usually have a leader. They prefer to have equal positions.
Boys like to do things together. But when girls meet each other, they like to talk. When boys and girls grow up, nothing changes. Men like to do things together or talk about activities (e.g. sports) or things and events (e.g. cars, politics . For women, people and feelings are important. They often talk to express sympathy and love and not just to say facts.
Because of these differences, men and women sometimes do not understand each other and often have conflicts. They might understand each other better if they know about the differences in how they communicate.