Stereotyping-- The failure to notice differences within
- Self-serving emotions-
Finding something to believe in a image or person so the particular person
feels more comfortable with the new or different group.
- By calling Tyra Banks 'fat' it helps the public an
opportunity to identify what they should be and what they should admire
in the public.
- Language Patterns-
A way in which it's easiest to classify differences depending on the medium.
- In the video game community, men should be portrayed
as the hero- masculine, loud, and strong. Women on the other hand should
be attractive, slow witted, and sex objects. As children, boys are
supposed to be dirty, messy, and active. Young girls on the other hand
should be tidy and not physically active. Adults men should be
protective and a provider and women should be domesticated and
Be sensitive to context- It's
necessary to take a moment and assess the medium in which the stereotyping
Premise of Uniqueness- Beyond
realizing that things/people are different, realize how they are different.
Note that men are 'protective' but not all the men are
protective. Note that some girls are clean and tidy, but a lot of young
girls love to play in the dirt.
Tyra Banks is supposed to be "thin" yet she is able to
embrace the uniqueness of her individual body.