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Stereotypes

The Truth About Feminism

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Janelle Ann McCarthy

Feminism is the advocating the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes and promoting gender equality in society. Feminism is not misandry, which is hatred toward men or women wanting power over men in society.

Public Shaming: We've Gone Too Far

Ross Ellis | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ross Ellis

In order to stop public shaming, we should all be held accountable and be role models to our children, our peers and others. Lead by example and show words of kindness can and do make a world of difference.

Med Film Factory Training Program: Crowdfunding to Undo the Stereotypes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Unfortunately, it's not only Western audiences that have grown to believe these absurd stereotypes, but the Arab world has started down a path that now seems hell bent on destruction.

If Our Sons Were Treated Like Our Daughters

Lori Day | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

Come with me. Let's open the door to a parallel universe. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it's not so bad, or perhaps even good.

The Most Important Message of the The Breakfast Club Is a Lie

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

We actually learned the lessons of The Breakfast Club and made sure our hearts didn't die. And we did so by taking the rebellion of youth and trying to tackle the social problems addressed in the movie.

4 Unfair Perceptions of People With Disabilities or Illnesses

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Some perceptions of disability and illness are too messed up and extreme for my liking. Persons living with these conditions are seen as really good or really bad, but there never seems to be a middle ground. This means that disability/illness status is used to judge our characters. Without further ado, here's the "good" and the "bad" of disability/illness perceptions.

Violence Against the 'Other' as Systematic Blight on Our Society

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Whenever anyone of us is diminished, we are all demeaned, when anyone or any group remains institutionally and socially stigmatized, marginalized, excluded, or disenfranchised, when violence comes down upon any of us, the possibility for authentic community cannot be realized unless and until we challenge it in truly transformational ways.

Fresh Off the Boat: What Do We Want Out of an Asian American TV Show?

Khanh Ho | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

For the most part, Eddie Huang's show has been hailed by Asian American boosters as a smashing success. White guys who wear track suits stand behind it. Asian guys who aspire to a certain kind of edginess dig its groovy hip hop stylings and in-your-face-stick-it-to-the-man street vernacular. But I actually found it a depressing show.

What George Wallace Taught Me About Forgiveness

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

There are good and bad people in both genders and all races. I believe, as I hope you do, that there are more good. However, if we don't keep our hearts open, we are limiting the possibilities of building the capability to connect across differences in the future.

Are Women Worse at Math? It's Time to Stop Asking

Cailin O'Connor | Posted 02.03.2015 | Science
Cailin O'Connor

It has been shown that even seemingly inconsequential stimuli can lead to stereotype threat. Researchers found that female students who checked the gender box before taking their AP calculus exam, as students usually do, did worse than students who checked the box after.

"Fresh Off the Boat": Smart or A Soy Sorry Joke?

Pamela Tom | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Tom

In an age when there is a national dialogue about diversity and equality in America, shedding light through comedy must be smart, not superficial.

The Truth About Trafficking

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Elisabeth Corey

It is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. And if any crime deserves its own month of awareness, it is trafficking. Owning and using another person for your own financial benefit and sense of power is horrific.

A Message for Communications Majors and Those Who Stereotype Them

Christina Berchini | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
Christina Berchini

It wasn't until long after I graduated college that I learned just how stigmatized the "Communications Major" is in this society. As a result of this newfound knowledge, I often find myself hesitating to tell others. If I can avoid bringing up that fact at all, I avoid it.

When Being 'The Good One' Isn't So Great

TueNight | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
TueNight

The hardest part was to rewrite the narrative of who I was based on what I had internalized from other people's expectations. As if it was some immutable, narrow thing, rather than choices and work.

Can We Please Stop Sexually Objectifying Redheads?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Considering all this, it's hard to get behind a day dedicated explicitly to sexualizing redheads, giving carte blanche -- including, of course, a hashtag -- to all those who'd like to kiss, or fantasize about kissing, the ginger of their wet dreams. Respect a Ginger Day 2016, anyone?

Je suis juste moi: I Am Just Me

Zehra Mehdi-Barlas | Posted 01.14.2015 | World
Zehra Mehdi-Barlas

Whenever there is news of a shooting, kidnapping or attack, the first thought that goes through my mind is "Please don't let it be a Muslim" (with "Please don't let it be a Pakistani Muslim" following closely behind). For if it's a Muslim, it will no longer be considered an isolated incident. If it's a Muslim, I have the onerous burden of having to do the following.

'The Interview': No Laughing Matter

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Why did Sony decide to produce such a satirical, comedy about North Korea and its leader? That will be my perpetual question as stereotyping continues within the western world against Asians. This Orientalism and the concept that the East is weak, feminine, and seeking domination need to be eliminated from western mindset.

3 Stereotypes That Have Inspired Me

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Most of us have been on the receiving end of a stereotype or two in our lives. Some stereotypes are seemingly more harmless than others. Stereotypes h...

Yagana Shah

Feel Younger Than Your Age? You'll Likely Live Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

Age-liars and birthday-deniers... you'd best learn a thing or two from those who are young at heart. People who feel younger than their actual chronol...

Why I'm Glad My Last Name Isn't Kim, Lee or Park

Alicia Chon | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Alicia Chon

That's why I'm glad my last name isn't Kim, Park, Lee, or any of the common Korean last names from which people draw up stereotypes. I'm a proud Korean-American, but having a more 'unique' Asian name has served me well.

How We Make Decisions on Issues Like Ferguson

Glen McDaniel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Black Voices
Glen McDaniel

It is interesting that in assessing the situation in Ferguson, individuals tend to retreat to their separate opinion corners. It appears you have to be either pro Mike Brown or pro Darren Wilson. More commonly opinions are expressed in terms of which team (or individual) is a demon and which is blameless. Why is this?

What You Should Never Call An Older Person

Eva Moon | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Eva Moon

I mean it. Stop it right now. I know you meant it as a compliment, but it's not. When people call me 'young at heart' they mean something like active, adventurous, creative, involved. How remarkable for someone who is, well, (whispered) old!

Women in Construction

Kimberly Gallagher | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Kimberly Gallagher

I work hard to prove that women have an equal, if not greater place in construction, especially at the management level. While it may remain a primarily male industry for a long time, the role and influence of women of construction will continue to grow and dominate.

The Benefits of Curiosity: 5 Ways to Ignite and Nurture Your Curiosity

Adrienne Partridge | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Partridge

One of the most valuable assets of curiosity is its ability to seek to understand another person -- fully and truly -- without judgment. I find that the most open and least judgmental people are curious.

My Struggle With Stereotyping As A Chinese Adoptee

Emily Champion | Posted 01.17.2015 | Teen
Emily Champion

I suppose you could call me a Chinese-American, but truth is, I'm not really all Chinese and I'm not really all American. I feel different ways in different situations.