Posts tagged stereotypes
How a Woman's Razor Company is Working to Defeat Body Hair Stigmatization

To defy culturally-embedded stereotypes of what female bodies should look like is a radical, empowering act that imbues womxn with a confidence that can carry over into real life. In this sense, Instagram is acting as a catalyst for change, and Billie’s choice to launch across a visually-based platform is an effective one.

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Where Are All The Ladies In STEM?

With the stereotyping of girls interested in science as nerdy, the lack of encouragement to pursue STEM degrees, and field issues of sexual harassment and fetishization, girls are conditioned to pursue fields other than physics, math, computer science, etc. from the beginning of their education, and this isn’t even the start of the problem.

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Gender Assigned Items: A Roadblock to Embracing Your Gender

Within the U.S., the same gender-based stereotypes have existed for decades; they say women are fragile creatures with an affection for flowers, pink, dolls and cute things. Alternatively, men have always been branded the stronger, tougher of the two genders with appreciation for woodsy activities, cars, blues and greens. Stereotypes reinforce the idea that people must conform to one of the two binary genders, male and female, and the assigning of gender to hygiene products and toys only reinforces this in only providing two choices.  

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