Archive for September, 2011

When I write a blog about communicated gay stereotypes, I often second guess my interpretation. I know the stereotype is there, but writing a blog about stereotypes requires disinterest and evidence based definitiveness that is often elusive in homosexual stereotypes. Other stereotypes are more clear, simple, and target a single characteristic or aspect of the […]

Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 11:49 | 0 comments
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Oftentimes when gender issues are raised in a class, even in a class where students are encouraged to be reflexive and critical about how they view these issues, students may seem oblivious to or disinterested in the inequalities that these topics represent for people. For example, it is common for the idea of feminism to […]

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 09:41 | 0 comments
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An exciting development for Media Monday at The Communicated Stereotype: The New York Times announces “Saudi Monarch Grants Women Right to Vote.” To all those stereotypes of the Middle East as oppressive to women, Saudi Arabia says, “In your face!”

Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 09:10 | 0 comments
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Stereotypes exist about innumerable groups. One often overlooked stereotype is about women and their menstrual cycles. These stereotypes suggest women are moody and seemingly incapacitated by their periods. Additionally, the stereotype suggests that women are unable to relate to or to be relatable to men who don’t share this experience presumed to be biologically intrinsic […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 10:00 | 1 comment
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Blonde Stereotypes are bad for brunettes. Nowhere is this more clear than in the media and specifically in children’s movies. Disney movies are perhaps the biggest culprit. Although children’s movies might easily be overlooked or disregarded as irrelevant to how adults view blondes, all adults were once children socialized through various sources including the media […]

Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 07:05 | 3 comments
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Happy birthday Prince Harry! Harry such a nice nickname, isn’t it? Especially if you consider that he was born Prince Henry Charles Albert David. Nicknames are helpful because they tend to be concise, easy to remember, and take less time to say. In this way, nicknames are functional when they are communicated. Not only that […]

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at 21:57 | 0 comments
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Today CNN sent out this CNN Breaking News report. “Flamboyant fashion designer John Galliano was found guilty Thursday in a French court on charges of making anti-Semitic comments against at least three people in a Paris cafe. He has been fined 6,000 euros but has not been sentenced to prison time. One symbolic euro has […]

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 22:09 | 0 comments
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Welcome to Media Mondays. Today’s topic is an Introduction to Stereotypes in the Media If stereotypes are as bad as political correctness would have us believe, then why does the media use them so liberally? After all, it’s only a couple of minutes into a Will and Grace, Jersey Shore, or The Office episode before […]

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 21:35 | 0 comments
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After a week hiatus, The Communicated Stereotype is back with a special treat. The second TCS Trading Card is now available. Because today is Tim Hardaway’s birthday, it seems apropos to honor him with second trading card from The Communicated Stereotype.   Last week Sport’s Illustrated ran a story on Tim Hardaway and his homophobic […]

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 21:12 | 0 comments
Categories: Sexual Orientation
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