Archive for June, 2011

Stereotypes are confusing, complicated, and controversial. It’s hard to know what’s right or wrong to say especially when everyone is so focused on political correctness. It’s also hard to know how to respond especially if you are bothered or personally offended by the stereotype. Consider me your personal Stereotype Guru. Consider this a place where […]

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 09:04 | 0 comments

I realize I might have been a bit presumptuous in my previous articles. It occurs to me that I’ve named my blog The Communicated Stereotype but 1) I haven’t told you what that means and 2) I haven’t even told what a stereotype is. Granted, these are not difficult concepts and most people are probably […]

Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 11:22 | 0 comments

I received my first comment to one of my blogs this week. Kim commented, It’s not easy to point out to others that they may be dealing in stereotypical thinking…they know that stereotyping is not good, but they don’t recognize when they do it themselves. I’m pretty sure I don’t always catch myself! It is […]

Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 22:48 | 0 comments

When people ask me what my day job is, I usually reply that “I study interpersonal communication, which is a fancy term for conversation.” Most of the time the follow up question is “are you studying/judging me right now?” What do you think your next step would be if we just had this conversation? Unfortunately, […]

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 12:29 | 1 comment

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
Categories: Gender, Role

When a person acts a certain way, what (do we think) causes that behavior? A cartoon about a drunk stick figure prompted me to ask this question tonight. Seeing the first drunk stick figure above you may wonder: How often this stick figure gets drunk? Is the stick figure an alcoholic? Do the effects of […]

Sunday, June 19th, 2011 at 23:17 | 0 comments
Categories: Ethnicity

Imagine me excited for the soft launch of my blog when what should I read in the New York Times today but nearly the same point I wanted to make on my site. Ironically, the point is not made by a cutting edge journalist like Anderson Cooper, a hip celebrity like James Franco, or an […]

Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 15:01 | 0 comments