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Which one of these following quotes relates or supports the idea most that gender stereotypes are CONTINUALLY GROWING and why?

"While husbands commit to careers to provide for families, a woman's employment often becomes little more than a supplement to family income," he explained.

God's gift to democracy, independent MP Rob Oakeshott, is on the record: "Australians are still struggling to come to terms with the fact they have a female leader . . ."

“There can be only one reason: the Prime Minister has lost confidence. She now looks to blame everybody and everything else for her predicament, including, it seems, sexism. And she's wrong. Australians don't care about her gender. They do care about her competence.”

"Masculinity is an occasion for display and self-presentation for men, which varies from culture to culture, and from place to place and is constantly changing and shifting.”

“Plaintiffs have alleged that the company denied women pay rises and promotions because of gender bias.”

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The only sentence that might not be construed as sexist is the third one. It is more about the competence of a person rather than stereotypical view of gender.

The first sentence certainly subsumes women's pay and worth under her husbands, which certainly shows sexism. The second sentence suggests that people have problems with women being leaders. In other words, people are not ready for woman leaders. This is certainly stereotypical. The fourth sentence states that men should always be committed to self-presentation, which is a stereotype. Finally, the last sentence states that women make less and get promoted less frequently; this is very stereotypical.

If you are asking which sentence is the most sexist and stereotypical, I would say the first one, because women are squarely put under their husbands.

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