Archive for October, 2012

Researchers are stereotyped as elitists sitting in ivory towers conducting studies of topics that no one cares about and that don’t have any material benefit for the common person. I do not share this stereotypical view of researchers. Of course, I am one so this may account for my perspective. Yet, my admiration for researchers […]

Monday, October 29th, 2012 at 11:13 | 3 comments
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Last week I was happy to have the opportunity to express my thoughts on gender fluidity related to children’s dress on The Huffington Post Live. I welcome you to check out what I had to say, along with other panelists, during the 20 minute segment.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 10:00 | 2 comments
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In a previous post The Communicated Stereotype addressed the forever foreigner stereotype by providing a first hand perspective. Considering that this is a stereotype that is usually applied to Asians, it’s interesting to witness it being applied to Barack Obama. Although he’s not Asian, Obama is an ideal victim for this stereotype in several other […]

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 | 2 comments
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The Stereotype Guru remains impartial for the most part about stereotype use. I prefer to discuss how they are used and with what consequences rather than to vilify or praise them. However, many people find some value in stereotypes. Today’s guest blogger Dr. Bill Edwards enlightens TCS readers about how stereotypes are beneficial to improve […]

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 10:00 | 3 comments
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The Communicated Stereotype hasn’t yet written a blog about stereotypes and scientific findings. After you view the clip below, TCS welcomes your input on the topic in the comments section of this post. Check out this newscast from ABC News asking: Is There a Gene for Motherhood?

Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 10:00 | 4 comments
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For today’s Thing Thursday, I wanted to make one “thing” clear: Africa is not a country it is a continent. For those who don’t believe me read this blog. For those who do believe me check out the hysterical responses to the Yahoo! Answers question, “Why is Africa not a country?” For those who believe […]

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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My friend Natasha, an art therapist at Tribeca Healing Arts and blogger at her site Art Therapy and Related Topics, and I had a truly insightful conversation about polyamory and associated stereotypes. I thought I would share her blog on the topic on today’s WEblog Wednesday. Polyamory and The Prejudices Against It Posted on May […]

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 | 1 comment
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I’m sure it was headline news at the time, but somehow I missed it. This past August, Jessica Samakow of The Huffington Post wrote about Harrods gender-neutral toy store in her article, Harrods Unveils Gender-Neutral Toy Department, ‘Toy Kingdom’ Seeing how toys invade us through the media (e.g., television shows, movies, commercials, magazines), the article […]

Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 10:00 | 5 comments
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