Monthly Archives: August 2014

stereotype threat

Stereotype Threat

Contribution by Rohini Rau Stereotype Threat I just came across this term while googling Stereotype and was quite surprised at how relevant a topic it is. What is Stereotype threat?Stereotype threat is a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of confirming negative stereotypes about their social group. Basically…


Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

By Gayle Allen and Deborah Farmer Kris Image by David Robert Bliwas Contribution by Sangeetha Ravichandran When searching for toys for their kids at chain toy stores, parents typically encounter the following scenario: toy aisles are color-coded pink and blue. They shouldn’t bother looking for LEGOS, blocks, and trucks in the pink aisle, and they…

mughal e azam

Popular Stereotyping

Time and again, our films underline the supremacy of man. Modernity is reduced to a matter of packaging. A modern woman is defined by her westernized attire. She looks modern but when it comes to making informed choices, she chooses the conventional. – Sharmila Tagore  Full text of the 19th Justice Sunanda Bhandare Memorial Lecture…


What’s your stereotype?

Written and Photographed by Harrison France “I asked different people (fellow students and family members) to each think of a personal stereotype. Inspired by photographer Gillian Wearing, I photographed my subjects holding signs in front of them with their stereotype written in large handwriting. I selected the best 29 photographs and put them into a…

gender equality

Feminism for Dummies

A little while back (not sure when), Shailene Woodley, Star of Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars said in an interview that she wasn’t a feminist because  she “liked men too much”. Being a feminist myself, I was pretty annoyed with her complete ignorance. But what annoyed me even more was people not understanding…

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