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       There are two recognized types of gender, a man and a woman. There are many types of gender roles of a man and a woman placed by society. The ideas of how one should act and behave, but sometimes this idea are unwelcomed. Stereotypes play a predominate role with society and influences what people believe. People in society are able to go against these stereotypes and be who they want to be. People can break free from stereotypes to be more individualistic.

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As a child, boys and girls would always pick on the opposite sex about who was better. Little did we know that it was all based on the numbers of men and women that were in the world. Since 1960, men have outnumbered women in the world. Which means that for every 100 women there are 101.8 men. However, a recent map from the Pew Research Center shows there is an equal amount of men to women. Based on the map, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Estonia are several countries that have the largest female population.

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In 2002, a Brazilian jewelry company released an advertisement portraying a woman with her legs crossed and a man kneeling with a closed box. In the next picture, he opens the box revealing an engagement ring and the women’s legs uncross. This advertisement promotes the message that offering a women jewelry leads to sexual favors in exchange. Furthermore, it portrays women as sex objects for men. This ad attacks and degrades both genders by reinforcing the image that men are sex-craved individuals and that women are passive and subordinate. 

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