Tag Archives: stereotypes

“Royals” parody video takes aim at typecasting of women of color in Hollywood

Tweet Lorde’s “Royals” continues to be an eminently re-makable song. In this lolsob-inducing parody, “Typecast,” actress Tess Paras highlights the frustrations of being a non-white actress in an industry that — despite the popularity of recent shows like Scandal and The Mindy Project — still doesn’t give women of color the opportunity to be much more than the [...]
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American Horror Story: Coven is getting race all wrong

Tweet I’ve been watching the American Horror Story series since it started. And although the show hasn’t succeeded in giving me anything close to a nightmare since it’s first season, I’ve stood by to watch the story lines play out. But I’m dreading tonight’s episode because of the show’s problematic representation of blackness. SPOILER ALERT! [...]
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Best new Tumblr ever: Sorry, Feminists

Tweet Got laid last night. #sorryfeminists We can’t be too surprised that this brilliance was the brainchild of our own Editor Emeriti Ann Friedman. Why? Because tired-ass feminist stereotypes are apparently still around for much-needed busting. (A quick backstory of its creation here.) Werk it, girl. Tweet
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ACLU: Dividing classes by sex promotes harmful stereotypes

TweetA recent report by the ACLU confirms what many of us feminists/gender advocates/smart people might already suspect: that single-sex education programs, often based in ridiculous, unfounded, and outdated gender stereotypes, don’t help kids learn and in fact can be detrimental to their social and educational experience. According to the ACLU, administrators and educators are increasingly [...]
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Gendered toy marketing, word cloud edition.

TweetHot damn, I love word clouds. This blogger create these based on two lists of products marketed as “girls” and “boys” toys, and the words used in television commercials advertising them. I’ll quote my homegirl Eliza (age 10) as an appropriate response from this letter (which is amazing, by the way): Hey I’m a Girl, [...]
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