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to individuals by virtue of their being female, which do not apply to that particular person. to individuals by virtue of their being female, which do not apply to that particular person. The lack of progress in breaking down stereotypes has been partly and inadvertently caused by advocates of "gender representation" in that the word gender has been misused in place of "women". Gender is used to refer to the promotion of women only, whereas it is not determined biologically as a result of sexual characteristics of either women or men, but is a social construction. Male and female children through socialisation develop to be different in behaviour, attitudes and emotions, but these differences are only sustained as far as they are socialised distinctly and consistently so. Individuals are complex and their behaviour varies from situation to situation whether male or female. To generalise specific traits and abilities to a group because of biological similarities and differences is...

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