stereotypes

Coverage Of Black Looters During Hurricane Irma Reinforces Stereotypes

I was most worried about my half-brother in Fort Lauderdale, and I benignly clicked on a news link about the city on my Facebook sidebar.

Like many Americans, I tried to keep close tabs on Floridian friends and family during Hurricane Irma. I clicked on a link that announced that a news crew had caught looters on tape and that the perpetrators had subsequently been arrested. The looters were black.

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Usborne And The Most Ridiculously Sexist Book Ever

Growing Up for Boys by Alex Firth, from Usborne

Usborne, publisher of books for CHILDREN, wants boys to know just what boobs are for.

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Stop Telling Me ‘Lesbians Don’t Scissor’ (And Other Things Straight People Insist We Never Do)

I grew numb to the fact that so many straight people in my life had such stoic ideas about what lesbians do and don’t do.

I don’t find many things strange (I have a high threshold for strange), but I do find it weird that I’ve come across so many straight people who are compelled to adamantly INSIST that lesbians don’t do certain things.

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I Have Paranoid Schizophrenia, And It's Nothing Like What You See On TV

"No one guessed that schizophrenia was the cause of my comments — or, at times, what some would call strange or unusual behavior."

I don’t look at all like the portrayals of these killers Hollywood never seems to tire of writing into movies and series. But I do have paranoid schizophrenia.

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I Have Paranoid Schizophrenia, And It's Nothing Like What You See On TV

"No one guessed that schizophrenia was the cause of my comments — or, at times, what some would call strange or unusual behavior."

I don’t look at all like the portrayals of these killers Hollywood never seems to tire of writing into movies and series. But I do have paranoid schizophrenia.

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4 Racist Stereotypes White Patriarchy Invented To 'Protect' White Womanhood

These stereotypes have not only been used in the past to perpetuate violence against Men of Color. They’re ever-present factors in how Black and Brown men navigate the world. Image: Thinkstock.

Men of Color, especially Black men, have historically been coded as animalistic abusers and r*pists when it comes to white women. This stems from the idea that Men of Color literally want to steal and sully the belongings of white men. In turn, it becomes the “duty” of white men to protect white women — not because they truly care about white women, but because white women are the property of white men.

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Single Men Are Men Too!

Yes, we know how to iron.

While we are gradually evolving, the truth is that we still live in a society where many people still place a high premium on marriage.

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25 Completely Ridiculous Lesbian Stereotypes That Just. Won't. Die.

Truthfully, the idea that the right guy and his penis will make us want to be with a guy is part of the "men in lesbian fantasyland" phenomenon, and it just isn't happening.

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Men Aren't Stupid And Women Aren't Crazy

Until we’re ready to sit in vulnerability, both genders will continue to battle the stereotypes they are so desperate to be rid of.

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The Feminist Dilemma Of My Burning Love For Phantom Of The Opera

Credit: Facebook/Phantom Of The Opera

If we were to cut off all of our favorite forms of media because they contained problematic elements, we would live in a very silent and still world.

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