Sexism

How can stereotypes be minimized?

Doing one's own research, gathering untainted evidence, and seeing for one's self through exposure to the stereotyped being or object are ways to minimize stereotypes. In their least harmful manifestations, stereotypes do not consider all of the facts and all of the many individual differences wi...

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What are stereotypes about women?

Emotional, fashion-obsessed females who are silly as pitchers and slower as athletes are stereotypes about women. In reality, women manage to compartmentalize their emotions, prioritize their family's wardrobe, throw very effectively from the mound, and undertake endurance and speed events with t...

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What is wrong about relying upon stereotypes?

Incomplete information and incorrect conclusions are what is wrong about relying upon stereotypes. Stereotypes draw upon simplified generalizations which at their best emphasize some facts, ignore others, and neglect individual differences or the possibility for change.

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What are stereotypes?

A Stereotype is the judgment of a person by his race/orientation. Stereotypes are broad generalizations about a particular group of people. For example, there is the stereotype that models are stupid and do not eat.

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How can stereotypes be ignored?

Doing one's own research and putting oneself in another's shoes are ways in which stereotypes can be ignored. A stereotype attempts to provide a generalized, simplified shortcut to understanding life on Planet Earth even though that effort may be based on only some of the facts and may need rejec...

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What is the main stereotype?

The simplified generalization which is found the most often and which yields the most effect is what the main stereotype is. Generalized simplifications usually revolve around one group's perception of another as a reminder of previous bad encounters and a resolve to focus upon differences, not s...

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How are boys stereotyped?

Assumed preferences for blue over pink and lawn mowing over meal preparing are ways in which boys are stereotyped. In reality, some boys do like to see subtle pink touches in plaid and opt for practice in baking, barbecuing, frying, and grilling over pushing equipment or repairing cars.

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