Archive for November, 2013

I want to introduce you to a concept I coined in my book, The Communicated Stereotype: From Celebrity Vilification to Everyday Talk. The term is ‘celebrity vilification.’ What is currently going on with Alec Baldwin in the media is an example of this concept. Celebrity vilification is the process by which ire and punishment is […]

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 11:00 | 0 comments
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I’m married. What’s more, I’ve been with my partner for 21 years. More surprising, I’ve only just turned 40. I’ll take it up a notch and tell you, I’m actually happily married. Oh, yeah, and I forgot to mention we have two young kids. So what’s our secret? We often joke that we should write […]

Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 10:00 | 5 comments
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In “Creative” Kids Activities Collections, Heterosexuality is the Only Option Guest Blog by Emily Brooks, Journalist, Brooklyn, NY, www.emilybrooks.com Activity and doodle books claim to offer “creative” opportunities for school-aged kids to draw and color. It’s no surprise that their artistic prompts in these separate pink-and-blue books are chock full of gender stereotypes. But harmful […]

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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Difference is not something visual. At least it’s not only visual. It is behavioral more broadly as well. How someone talks, walks, stands as well as what they wear and what their skin and hair color are can all indicate difference. So I wanted to share a story to expose what difference looks like. It’s […]

Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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