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Lisa Bloom: How to Talk to Little Girls
"That's why I force myself to talk to little girls as follows.

"Maya," I said, crouching down at her level, looking into her eyes, "very nice to meet you."

"Nice to meet you too," she said, in that trained, polite, talking-to-adults good girl voice.

"Hey, what are you reading?" I asked, a twinkle in my eyes. I love books. I'm nuts for them. I let that show.

Her eyes got bigger, and the practiced, polite facial expression gave way to genuine excitement over this topic. She paused, though, a little shy of me, a stranger.

"I LOVE books," I said. "Do you?""
feminism  conversation  children  stereotypes 
august 2011 by tsuomela
The Monkey Cage: Richard Nixon's Anti-Semitism and Theories of Stereotypes
"The latest revelation from the Nixon tapes hardly tells us something we didn't already know about Richard Nixon. But I was struck by how well Nixon's view of Jews fits with psychological research on stereotypes.

In particular, the work of Susan Fiske and colleagues suggests that there are two basic dimensions to stereotype content (see this earlier post). The first is warmth, which captures the intentions of a group. How friendly, hostile, etc. are they? The second is competence, which captures the abilities of a group. How smart, hardworking, lazy, etc. are they? "
stereotypes  psychology  political-science 
december 2010 by tsuomela

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