eories have been developed to provide explanations and highlight the important aspects of gender identity and how the aspects are represented in the society. Such theories can be broadly categorized as the biological theories of gender, interpersonal theories of gender, psychodynamic theories of gender development, cognitive development theory, standpoint theory, and the cultural theories of gender. This paper is aimed at establishing the personification of the Artificial Intelligence movies using gender identities and will solely rely on the Gender Schema Theory to highlight the important elements of the relationship. The AI movies are basically those that largely depict the use of intelligence that is presented in the forms of machine or software. The paper will essentially use Artificial Intelligence movies such as Terminator, Ex Machina, Wall-E and the Iron Man. A highlight on the Gender Schema Theory is essential to start off this discussion.
Gender Schema Theory provides explanation for the persistence of gender stereotypes. The theory argues that individuals tend to give much attention to consistent gender stereotype information and increasingly ignore inconsistent gender stereotype information. Martins and Halverson’s (19) experimentation on gender schemas is particularly an essential demonstration of the carrying perceptions (Cardwell and Flanagan 153). In their experiment, children were provided with pictures of boys and girls performing actions that were gender consistent as well as those that were gender inconsistent. One week after the presentation, the children were able to correctly remember the gender consistent images while giving distorted information with reference to the gender inconsistent images. For instance, the children correctly remembered the image of a girl baking cookies but incorrectly remembered the picture of a girl boxing as an image of a boy boxing (Carducci 497).
The gender schemas are usually given a double standard