Archive for February, 2014

Today’s guest blog is written by Natasha Shapiro, an ardent reader of The Communicated Stereotype and a frequent guest blogger. Natasha has her own equally insightful blog titled Art Therapy and Related Topics. Here’s what she had to say about a new direction in Disney movies when it comes to gender and fighting against some […]

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 11:11 | 0 comments
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by Emily Brooks There’s a trend in the media and pop culture, and while it’s hardly new, it disturbs me nonetheless. Throughout social media, the names of mental illnesses are now accepted as adjectives instead. When people misuse mental health conditions to describe behaviors and feelings, it’s a problem. It delegitimizes the struggles of those […]

Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 11:11 | 0 comments
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by Emily Brooks The fashion doll’s body could never be held up by those legs—those legs that, though plastic, look emaciated, and are scrawnier than the faux fur coat-covered plastic arms. It’s funny because people often pinpoint Barbie-style dolls’ copious breasts or towering height or dangerously-low weight or nonfictional trachea or witchy pointed feet. Yet […]

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 11:11 | 0 comments
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