June 26, 2022

Tag: Stereotypes

Men’s Shameful Attitudes Toward Women

The history of men’s attitudes toward women has been, in a word, shameful. In the beginning, at the dawn of cognition, men concluded that women caused them to sin, and then stereotyped women as wicked and projected lustful male thoughts on them: “I...

“Tough Streetfighter from Queens”

The appellation “tough street fighter from Queens” has been applied to both Donald Trump and Anthony Scaramucci to explain their verbal abuse of others, and in some cases, alas, to excuse it. I find the appellation objectionable for several reasons...

Beware Of Positive Stereotypes Too

Beware Of Positive Stereotypes Too

All stereotypes are based on the false notion that every member of a group necessarily shares the characteristics of all the others in that group. The most familiar stereotypes are the negative ones that plagued earlier generations: for example...