The answer to the previous question ‘Which of the following statements uses stereotypes?’ is ‘women make better nursery nurses than men since they enjoy being with young children‘.

This statement lumps all women and all men into two crude categories without taking their individual characteristics into consideration.

The statement men are often taller than women should be regarded as true and not one that uses stereotypes since it doesn’t involve making a generalisation. The true statement there are more men than women in the core-STEM workforce is not a stereotype, although sadly truths like this can inadvertently reinforce gender stereotypes.