The best advice I can give about gender stereotypes is too avoid them. You should be aware of them, because they do impact you. People will expect you to act a certain way because of your gender. This is just a fact of life. You have to be aware of how people will perceive you. If you want to do a job that is not expected of your gender, you might run into stereotypes.
You avoid gender stereotypes the same way you avoid other stereotypes--by not judging people until you know them well enough. You don't assume that just because somebody is a man that he is insensitive and violent.