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61: Coming Of Age In Mississippi
... for people who , just kidding . I found the book altogether insightful into the life of an African-American raised in the deep south during the civil rights movement . Although some parts played into the old stereotypes I heard over and over growing up , it did display a radical new breed for this period , a black , woman at that, fighting for her rights . It also gave us a look at what many ... this period . I have definitely developed a deep sense of respect for the civil rights activist of the sixties since reading this book . Like I said in my opening paragraph some parts played into the stereotypes of blacks , some old , some new . The fact that Anne's mother had what , five or six children , I lost count about halfway through the book . Why in the hell would you have that many children when your living under the poverty line ? That is just stupid ! Also the blacks who accepted the abuse they recieved and did nothing about it . Both of these play into stereotypes . The first being a newer stereotype which I have seen associated with many black women today , that is that they have numerous children without the money to adequately support them . The second being that ...
62: Adversity And Resilience Of Ho
... out and confronted society about the rights that they deserve. The fictional tale Farewell My Concubine describes the torments and sufferings that homosexuals have to go through. These torments and sufferings are the results of stereotypes from the society. The video Anti-Gay, and the books The Facts on Homosexuality and Gay and Lesbian Stats: A Pocket Guide of Facts and Figures explains the reasons for gay stereotypes, and how they affect those who are homosexuals. Homosexuals are frequently viewed as the outcasts of society and are often subjected to discrimination. However, with the support of family and friends, they are able to ... woman and have sexual intercourse with them. During the Cultural Revolution, Douzi was brutally beaten and was humiliated by the Red Guards. Douzi was treated this way because his adversaries believed in the traditional gay stereotypes. According to the books The Facts on Homosexuality and Gay and Lesbian Stats: A Pocket Guide of Facts and Figures, these beliefs about homosexuals were made up by ignorant people, and spreads around through ...
63: Coming Of Age In Mississippi
... for people who , just kidding . I found the book altogether insightful into the life of an African-American raised in the deep south during the civil rights movement . Although some parts played into the old stereotypes I heard over and over growing up , it did display a radical new breed for this period , a black , woman at that, fighting for her rights . It also gave us a look at what many ... this period . I have definitely developed a deep sense of respect for the civil rights activist of the sixties since reading this book . Like I said in my opening paragraph some parts played into the stereotypes of blacks , some old , some new . The fact that Anne's mother had what , five or six children , I lost count about halfway through the book . Why in the hell would you have that many children when your living under the poverty line ? That is just stupid ! Also the blacks who accepted the abuse they recieved and did nothing about it . Both of these play into stereotypes . The first being a newer stereotype which I have seen associated with many black women today , that is that they have numerous children without the money to adequately support them . The second being that ...
64: Women In The Military
... stated in a book, "Sound Off! American Military Women Speak Out." This statement said that," women must waste the energy that men can save for their jobs or their pleasures in proving herself in smashing stereotypes and overcoming prejudice," (Moskos 107). What this statement means is that because women are discriminated against, most of their time and effort goes into trying to prove these stereotypes wrong. Maybe if the stereotypes didn't exist women would have a greater chance of gaining their equality in combat and among ranks. In another report from the Naval Academy it was stated that, "The negative attitudes are rooted ...
65: Sexual Discrimination
... the economy and men's unequal responsibility to succeed in the workplace, to prove their worth by making money; and men's confusion over what it means to be a man today. There are many stereotypes about men and women that are heard every day. The most common, however, is how men are considered jerks. That is one of the most popular ideas in our society today. Women have come to ... moon, why can't they send them all?" Another example would be titles of certain books. Titles such as, "No Good Men." and, "Men Who Can't Love." (Farrell 250) These are examples of negative stereotypes against men and are a huge part of the problem. Men are unfairly portrayed as monsters and women end up believing that all men are heartless and uncaring. The media is a strong influence, and if it continues to produce negative stereotypes against men, then women will continue to believe them. Another factor which is a part of male sexism is the pressure that men feel to be successful. Men have come to see it as ...
66: Black Like Me
... the white men would let their defenses down. Also, they would not have to be afraid of someone they knew seeing them with a Negro in their car. But the main reason was of the stereotypes many of these men had of Negroes, that they were more sexually active, knew more about sex, had larger genitalia, and fewer morals and therefore would discuss these things with them. Many of the whites ... become angry and let him out when he would not discuss his sex life with them. One man was amazed to find a Negro who spoke intelligently and tried to explain the fallacies behind the stereotypes and what the problem with Negro society was. Many Negroes he encountered on his journey through the Deep South were very kind and opened their hearts and homes to him. One example of this is ... Negroes were not permitted to enter many restaurants, but libraries, museums, concert halls, and other culturally enhancing places were also barred to him even though there was no formal law against them entering. The many stereotypes of blacks being intellectually inferior just made it easier to deny them access because they did not have the mental capacities to appreciate it. It became apparent to Griffin that because the black population ...
67: Negro Essay
... Griffin begins to understand that part of the reason for the hatred of blacks by many whites is because of the stereotypical image of the Negro in the 50's. In Mississippi he confronts racial stereotypes directed towards him that prompt him to realize how deeply rooted society's prejudices are. While trying to hitchhike through Mississippi he encounters white men willing to pick him up only because of their preconceived ... the Negro has done all of those "special" things they themselves have never dared to do.3(pg.85) Griffin finds that hitchhiking at night through Mississippi is the best way to experience the underlying stereotypes found throughout Mississippi. A man will open up at night because it gives him an illusion of anonymity. Griffin can't conceive of how these men can have such distorted concepts of another human being ... black man in 1959 entails. While in Mississippi he witnesses extreme racial tension, which he had no idea existed until his visit to Mississippi. It is in Mississippi that he is the victim of racial stereotypes causing him to realize the extent of the racial prejudices towards Negroes. Griffin is finally able to understand the bond shared between many of the Negroes of the time, while traveling through Mississippi. Until ...
68: Sex In Advertising
... and women we see in sexual advertisements do not actually depict the average person. Instead, advertisers create a stereotype that will appeal to the opposite gender's needs and desires. Attributes that appeal to male stereotypes include power, prestige, good health and longevity, sex, and new experiences. Attributes that appeal to female stereotypes include comfort, family affection, tenderness, fear, romance, generosity, and sensory pleasure. Advertisers, therefore, use actors or actresses who can trigger an emotional response from one of the above-mentioned attributes, encouraging the consumer to buy ... will and ownership of average-Joe. Companies use sex in advertising because it works. Sex is instinctual for all of us, and because of this, it seems to capture our attention, but advertisers convey sexual stereotypes that reinforce repression and subordination. This type of advertising has become so common that people are becoming callous to the message it is sending. Sex is part of life, but when advertisers sell sex, ...
69: Greeks Who Are They Really
Community service projects, local charity fundraising and leadership, these are just a few of the positive ways sororities and fraternities (greeks) contribute to local society. How is it that only the negative stereotypes are more widely known throughout most college campuses? Although the preconceived notions about greeks are that hey all lie, cheat, drink, party all night, get into trouble, don t offer anything positive to society and ... is trying to find out who can contribute to them. The main problem is that greeks are perceived of being an elite, selective group of people. How can an organization that has been branded with stereotypes turn that away from society. Informing those that are willing to listen is a very effective way greeks can come out from the stereotypes.
70: Sexual Harassment
... be found out.," and is rooted in a lack of self-confidence or poor self- concept, both of which are common among women. The fear of success is more complex. It is linked to sex stereotypes and traditional belief systems. Psychologist suzanne Imes says, "many women are afraid that they will not be linked by others if they are seen as powerful and as using their power to affect other people ... of today" Scholastic Update 119 (May 18, 1987): 5. 2 "State Farm is Stuck with a Colossal Claim," U.S. News & World Report 104 (February 1, 1988): 10. 3 Andrea Sachs, "A slap at sex stereotypes," Time 133 (May 15, 1989): 66. 4 Ibid., 66. 5 Paula Dryer, "Affirmative Action: After the debate, Opportunity," Business Week (February 13, 1987): 36. 6 Ibid., 36. 7 "Sex Segregation," Monthly Labor Review 109 (February ... With Women, ed. Claire M. Brody, 69-85. New York: Spring Publishing Company, Inc., 1984. Romano, Lois. "Winning is the Best Revenge." Good Housekeeping 208 (April 1989): 46-53. Sachs, Andrea. "A Slap at Sex Stereotypes." Time 133 (May 15, 1989): 66. "Sex Segregation." Monthly Labor Review 109 (February 1986): 2. "State Farm is Stuck With a Colossal Claim." U.S. News & World Report 104 (February 1, 1988): 10.


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