Archive for July, 2013

Recently a friend sent me the following list of stereotypes of different cities in the United States. I don’t often get to post about American stereotypes. People often find things funny when someone else is made fun of but when it is their own group their feathers get ruffled. So are these stereotypes funny or […]

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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Recently, The Communicated Stereotype re-posted clips of a Huffington Post Live Interview the Stereotype Guru had about boys wearing dresses. I participated in this interview because I am a stereotype scholar and because my four year old son occasionally wears dresses. When I think about my son wearing dresses two seemingly mutually exclusive ideas come […]

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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In today’s guest blog, a former student narrates her experience communicating stereotypes with a taxi cab driver in New York City. In her discussion she explores the benefits these communicated stereotypes had for her and the cab driver as well as the downside to communicating them. Viewing stereotypes from this neutral perspective is difficult for […]

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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The Communicated Stereotype has been exploring whether stereotypes are accurate in a series that began in May. At this point we’ve discussed social and health reform and whether that proves that stereotypes are true since they are based on stereotypes sometimes. The answer was no. After all, these reforms can actually hurt the very groups […]

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 at 14:10 | 0 comments
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Last fall the Stereotype Guru was interviewed for the Huffington Post Live. After Googling myself I came across an abridged copy of the segment that contains just my parts. I’ve included both here for those who might not have seen it yet.    

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 10:43 | 0 comments
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