Psychology is Gender-Biased?
Even since the great discoveries madeby Freud, related to the area of psychology and behavioral disorders,many different issues were assigned either to females or malespredominantly. This strange distinction and separation has troubledcertain scientists ever since. Namely, people were wondering whetherit is adequate to state that females are the gender mostly prone tohysteria while men are likely to be obsessive-compulsive or schizoid.This separation and disparity is present for many other conditions.
Still, people are wondering whether weare truly this different sexually and biologically, that we arereally prone to different kinds of psychological problems. There areseveral aspects and factors which could explain this division andprovide more or less scientific grounds for such a gender-baseddistinction.
Why is Psychology Gender-Oriented?
Society is probably one of the possibleculprits behind this problem. Namely, many patriarchal societies havemales as predominant figures. This gives rise to the occurrence ofnarcissistic behavior in male part of the population, forcing femalestowards borderline and dependency disorders.
Since the very moment we are born, evenbefore that moment, we are influenced by the society we belong to. Weare taught that males should be strong, violent and dominant,prepared to fight for what they need and to use force in order toaccomplish different things. On the other hand, women are taught tobe faithful, obedient and to learn how to cook and take care of theirfuture babies. Toys are used for nurturing these predefined skills.Thus, boys usually play with guns or tools, while girls spend timetaking care of dolls or playing with cooking simulators. All thesestereotypes we are made to live, influence our behavior. Once we areolder, it all gets harder to grasp and bear, leading to thesedisorders, which are different for each gender.
Finally, we are all taught, althoughnot explicitly, to constantly battle each other, on a gender basis.Women are still not seen in politics outside the bare minimum, norcan they have equal salaries as their male colleagues in many linesof work. Men wage wars, make important decisions in their lives oramong their families and are usually the only ones working while theirwives are locked in the households, taking care of children andcooking for the whole family. All these things give birth to variousdisorders since we are not programs, nor are we programmable to leada pattern life regardless of our desires. We are forced to, andnumerous gender-based psychological disorders only serve asindicators of this error which has been present in our societies forages.