There is no denying that there are differences between men and women in many life domains.
The question, however, is to what extent these differences reflect the way men and women essentially
are, and to what extent they result from how we think men and women differ from each other
because of gender stereotypes. Identifying the nature and content of gender stereotypes clarifies
the fact that they not only describe typical differences between men and women, but also prescribe
what men and women should be and how they should behave in different life domains.