- A socially constructed role for men and women, through behaviour and activities considered appropriate for that particular sex.
- Physically weak
- Mentally strong/weak
- Physically strong
- Family Man
The image shows 3 men and 2 women. This shows that men, in this particular show, are the dominating sex. This links with the stereotype that men are superior to women. The man in the centre seems to be the most important because his posture is strong and his costume, a suit, portrays his professionalism and power. Even though the other members in the room are also dressed smartly and professionally, all the components of his attire are present; suggesting he is either the boss or of an equally important role. The female sat at the desk in the navy shirt and the woman in the doorway in the black shirt, have their buttons done down to the tops of their cleavage. This shows how women, stereotypically, are more revealing and attempt to lure men in by their assets such as their cleavage and collarbones. The male at the desk is on the computer with everyone watching him and what he's doing. This suggests he is smart and better with technology, as well as more able to do technical work which women are seen to be bad at.
This image shows a police officer knocked to the ground and a normal citizen comforting her. Usually it would be the other way round, however this isn't the case. The police officer has a hard facial expression, attempting to remove all signs of weakness to prove she is strong like males are who usually take on this role better. The other paralinguistic features shown such as body language conveys to viewers that she is in some form of pain as she is holding her head. The woman with her is showing how caring and loving females are as she comforts the officer, who looks directly past her and is avoiding eye contact; possibly watching something in front of them or she is ashamed in herself for falling, which could also be seen from the angle of the camera as it is on the same level as the officer.