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by Emily Brooks Twitter Users’ Mental Health Stereotypes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder “My apartment-sitting friend decided to go full-on OCD and clean & order my place.” –a happy tweet It’s bizarre to imagine anyone would “decide to go full-on OCD”, to choose obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, if your only reference point is social media, you may be […]

Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 11:11 | 0 comments
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Guest blogger Amanda Watson shares her insights about the consistent use of thin in Disney entertainment. Communications theorist, Marshall McLuhan said, “all media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.”  In other words, the entity of the media has the power to influence the minds of the masses and general public.  […]

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 11:11 | 0 comments
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by Emily Brooks Twitter Users’ Mental Health Stereotypes of Bipolar Disorder “I barely have a nose and my eyes are bipolar but pretty so here’s this selfie from the wild game tonight.” –tweet posted alongside photo of Twitter user As confused about depression as Twitter users are, they seem to be at least twice as […]

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 11:11 | 0 comments
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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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Often when I have a conversation about pretty much any topic, I hear someone mention that some behavior is because of gender. Whether it is “boys will be boys” or “that’s because she’s a woman” or another version. It all is so strange for the Stereotype Guru to hear. After all, I wrote the book […]

Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 11:01 | 0 comments
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The recent Time Out New York January 9-15 2014 issue is of interest to readers of The Communicated Stereotype. The Stereotype Guru is always excited about reading the last page of Time Out New York magazine. More excited when it was the Sexpert Jamie Bufalino’s Get Naked column, but still of interest now that it’s […]

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 11:11 | 0 comments
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Few things are so disheartening to a parent of a child who refuses to conform to pesky stereotypical gender norms than venturing into a children’s store and seeing warning signs indicating which products available for purchase are “for boys” or “for girls.” The Disney online store is a great example of a virtual version of […]

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at 11:11 | 0 comments
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Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 11:00 | 2 comments
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