emphasizing other people’s feelings and welfare above their own

NewAmerica

Senior Member
Mandarin
Does "emphasizing other people’s feelings and welfare above their own" refer to "(women) emphasize other people’s feelings and welfare above their own (women themselves)"?

It is confusing to me.


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Common stereotypes about men hold that they show ambition at work and focus most of their energy on promoting themselves and their own accomplishments. In contrast, stereotypes about women involve emphasizing other people’s feelings and welfare above their own. Social scientists have shown that people who act contrary to these stereotypes tend to elicit “backlash” from both men and women.

-Scientific American

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  • NewAmerica

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    Thank you.:)

    Really? Aren't women emotional creatures who emphasize their own feelings and welfare more than men do?
     

    suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    It’s about stereotypes.
    The stereotype in question is how men or women comparitvely care about other people. Men care less about other people’s feelings than women do, according to the stereotype reported here.
     

    suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Thank you.:)

    Really? Aren't women emotional creatures who emphasize their own feelings and welfare more than men do?
    Teasing out an author’s meaning does not mean that we are agreeing with what the author says.

    This question is a different debate.
     
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