Archive for the ‘Role’ Category

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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Listen, I live near Tribeca, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States and the wealthiest zip code in New York. I know about trends. It turns out I also live nearby two of the most family friendly neighborhoods in New York: Battery Park City and, of course, Tribeca. These are two of only […]

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 10:45 | 1 comment
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Saturday I took my children to McDonald’s. It was no different than my other experiences at McDonald’s in the last few years. I purchase the happy meal. My kids wait eagerly, excited to get their toy having seen it imprisoned in a display box visible squarely at their height. They quickly open the box. Grab […]

Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 18:19 | 3 comments
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Lawyer jokes are plentiful. Check out this selection from the Best Lawyer Jokes. For more lawyers jokes check out this site. Q. Why won’t sharks attack lawyers? A. Professional courtesy. Q. Why is going to a meeting of the Bar Association like going into a bait shop? A. Because of the abundance of suckers, leeches, […]

Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 13:38 | 1 comment
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The police have a bad reputation for being racist. In a hysterical seven minute video, Michael Moore demonstrates this adeptly. There is even a book about it. Since the terrorists attacks of September 11th, criticism of the police for racism against Muslims, in addition to the longstanding stereotype of cops as racist against blacks, has […]

Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 16:57 | 8 comments
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In a blog titled The Case of the Black Barbie Doll by H. Roy Kaplan, the author notes that studies repeatedly demonstrate bias against Barbie dolls of color even by children of color and notes that this is caused in part by the “pervasive effect that white culture has on children from other ethnic groups.” […]

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 23:22 | 1 comment
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Upon reflection about my Thanksgiving day yesterday, I decided there was still some thanking to do. In particular, I want to thank those who serve in the military or law enforcement in some capacity despite stereotyping. Of course all military and law enforcement deserve my thanks, but particularly I wanted to take a minute to […]

Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 22:44 | 1 comment
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The question asked the most about stereotypes is whether stereotypes are accurate? This was also the first question asked by researchers after Lippmann (1922) brought the term from its original meaning into its modern usage. Early research on accuracy sought to find whether there was a ‘kernel of truth’ to stereotypes. That is to say, […]

Sunday, November 20th, 2011 at 22:22 | 0 comments
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Today The Communicated Stereotype introduces its newest feature. Casual Fridays. On casual Fridays, TCS discusses stereotypes communicated casually in the workplace. Today’s blog deals with stereotypes of the the heterosexual female as breeder. Communicating the Breeder Stereotype in the Workplace Pregnancy marks women. It is a visible symbol of our being different, other. It serves, […]

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 22:58 | 2 comments
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Break Porcelain statue Held in high regard, valued As untouchable. -Haiku, Anastacia Kurylo, June 21, 2011 To be broken is to be damaged. To be broken is a bad thing. When a child breaks something they are scolded if not punished. What is broken, often even if it is an inconsequential item, is raised to […]

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at 10:20 | 0 comments
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