Rosky Quoted in LA Times Story on Gender Role Stereotypes

Clifford Rosky, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a December 26 Los Angeles Times story, “‘Men are stuck’ in gender roles, data suggest.”

The story discusses research that suggests society “holds rigid gender stereotypes for men.” In addition to Rosky, other sources include Michael Kimmel, executive director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, and University of Maryland, College Park sociologist Philip N. Cohen, among others.

Rosky is quoted in response to the observation that “Boys stick with typically masculine toys and games much more consistently than girls adhere to feminine ones . . . Even the criteria for diagnosing gender dysphoria were historically much broader for effeminate boys than for masculine girls.” When asked why, he said, “Masculinity is valued more than femininity. So there’s less worry about girls than about boys.”

To read the Los Angeles Times story, including an additional quote from Rosky, click here.