Articles about Stereotypes

 Teen pop fandom: an adolescent rebellion

Teenage girlhood is a period strongly associated with avid pop fandom. Bridget Coulter examines this phenomenon, arguing that fan behaviour is a rebellion against a culture that constrains and controls teenage girls

Bridget Coulter // 3 December 2014

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Stereotypes

 The silent strong woman

Nayla Ziadeh argues that the fetishisation of exceptional female achievement encourages the systems of oppression which manifest the need for this super human resilience

Nayla Ziadeh // 12 May 2014

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Stereotypes

 Zubeidat Tsarnaeva and the Muslim mother as terrorist

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of the 'Boston bombers', has become a figure of controversy. Yasmin Gunaratnam argues that blaming Zubeidat for her sons' actions is part of growing resentment against Muslim mothers

Yasmin Gunaratnam // 10 May 2013

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Racism, Stereotypes

 Being a young mum: representation and reality

Teenage mums are seen as at best, a problem and, at worst, a burden. Izzy Koksal talks to a young mum about the reality of teenage motherhood

Izzy Koksal // 3 April 2013

Categories: Activism, Family, Features, Interviews, Stereotypes

 Do women dream of electric sheep? Delia Derbyshire and the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Delia Derbyshire has enjoyed a resurgence of recognition in the past decade and has taken her well-deserved place as one of the founders of modern electronic music. But she was hardly the only woman to work at the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop. Michelle Drury takes us on a journey through the history of the Workshop and pays tribute to the women who passed through the Maida Vale studios

Michelle Drury // 28 October 2012

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Herstory, Music, Stereotypes, Television, Work and Play, radio

 No access to the women's room

Going clothes shopping as a disabled woman is a nightmare, says D H Kelly

D H Kelly // 30 January 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Work and Play

 In our satin tights, fighting for our rights! But are women really natural campaigners?

Stereotypes about women drawn to campaigning because they are natural nurturers do more harm than good, argues Mhairi Guild

Mhairi Guild // 14 January 2010

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Work and Play

 Feminism and the vampire novel

Much has been written about sexism in the Twilight books and film. Here, Caitlin Brown puts the series in context of other popular vampire fiction

Caitlin Brown // 8 September 2009

Categories: Culture and Media, Feminism, Language, Racism, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes

The woman engineer: are we really that incompetent?

What is really holding back women in engineering, and stopping girls from aspiring to careers in applied sciences? Wisrutta Atthakor investigates

Wisrutta Atthakor // 20 July 2009

Categories: Education, Stereotypes, Work and Play

For the good of the species?

If you believe one story on a popular science news site, there's proof that older men "chasing" younger women benefits humankind (or should that be mankind?) Eirwen-Jane Pierrot considers the impact of these sensationalist claims on women in the real world

Eirwen-Jane Pierrot // 15 April 2009

Categories: Culture and Media, Men, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Violence

 Pity in Pink

On a mission to buy a new laptop, Posie Rider found that manufacturers and sales staff believe the best way to get women to buy a laptop is to make it pink

Posie Rider // 7 February 2009

Categories: Fashion and Image, Stereotypes

 Challenging sex object culture: definitely needed, definitely lively and definitely a key issue for 2009!

A recent feature in The Times labelled protests against the Miss University London beauty pagaents "old fashioned". But, argues Sandrine Levêque, if anything campaigns against the objectification of women and girls are more relevant today than ever

Sandrine Levêque // 4 January 2009

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Feminism, Racism, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Violence, Work and Play

Time to end parental leave discrimination

Jennifer Gray argues that parental leave laws must become more flexible

Jennifer Gray // 8 December 2008

Categories: Family, Stereotypes, Work and Play

Now That's What I Call Misogyny!

Molly Lavender is exasperated at gender segregation in music – and the way pop songs valorise abusive relationships

Molly Lavender // 4 December 2008

Categories: Culture and Media, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Violence

Sisters! Some of us are mothers, too!

Mothers' issues are feminist issues, argues Ruth Moss

Ruth Moss // 19 August 2008

Categories: Family, Feminism, Stereotypes, Work and Play

Why my son wears pink

At two year's old, Penni F's son happily enthuses over both fairies and trucks. But, she worries, what happens when pressure to be a 'real man' kicks in?

Penni F // 19 August 2008

Categories: Family, Men, Stereotypes

 Knife crime and masculinity

Forget single mums and absent fathers - the current spate of knife crime can be traced back to the so-called 'real man', argues Jennifer Drew

Jennifer Drew // 18 July 2008

Categories: Men, Stereotypes, Violence

Domestic violence and disabled women

Disabled women are twice as likely to experience domestic violence, and can face a range of additional barriers - from inaccessible shelters onwards, Clare Laxton reports

Clare Laxton // 12 July 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Feminism, Stereotypes, Violence

Abortion and disability - whose voices are heard?

Are disabled women's voices silenced in the abortion debate? asks Clare Laxton

Clare Laxton // 4 April 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Feminism, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes

Why men should care about gender stereotypes

Alex Gibson considers the harm done by stereotypes of men as beer-swilling, emotionally-stunted brutes

Alex Gibson // 2 February 2008

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Men, Stereotypes

A period of transition

Helen G considers why some feminists are hostile to transgender women

Helen G // 2 January 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Feminism, Stereotypes

How many lesbians does it take to sell a t-shirt?

Girl-on-girl action may be marketing gold, but has little benefit for actual lesbians, argues Joanna Whitehead

J Whitehead // 4 November 2007

Categories: Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Men, Stereotypes

The problem with pink

Pink ribbons may raise life-saving funding for breast cancer research. But, Michelle Wright says, October's month of consumer altruism glosses over the reality of the disease - and allows corporations to line their pockets

Michelle Wright // 31 October 2007

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Stereotypes

The media has failed women's football

Football is supposedly a national obsession. But, from the media's coverage of the women's World Cup, it seems we are only interested when the players are men. Carrie Dunn reports

Carrie Dunn // 5 October 2007

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Stereotypes, Work and Play

'Who... me? I'm just a housewife'

Feminism is not just for women with high-flying careers, and feminists must do more to engage women who feel alienated from the movement, argues Samantha Jay

Samantha Jay // 30 September 2007

Categories: Activism, Family, Feminism, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Work and Play

Carmen out swinging: Sally Potter takes on opera's femme fatale

Most productions of the classic opera Carmen would make a feminist wince. Movie director Sally Potter tells Sophie Mayer about her new adaptation

Sophie Mayer // 4 September 2007

Categories: Culture and Media, Interviews, Racism, Stereotypes

What does the politics of hair say about modern Britain?

Racism and sexism are intertwined - so feminism must tackle them both head-on, says Veronica Wood-Querales

Veronica Wood-Querales // 30 August 2007

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Feminism, Racism, Stereotypes

Can burlesque be feminist?

Burlesque may set feminist alarm-bells ringing, but it can help cultivate a love of your own body, argues Chloe Emmott

Chloe Emmott // 30 August 2007

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Feminism, Stereotypes

I did it my way

The word spinster seems woefully out-dated. But, when Emma Hadfield exited a long-term relationship, she found some people still can't come to terms with women who choose to stay single and child-free

Emma Hadfield // 7 July 2007

Categories: Family, Feminism, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes

First impressions

Feminists are caricatured as ugly and fat by society. Assuming a recruitment drive for swim-suit models is off the table, Samara Ginsberg considers what we can do to fight back

Samara Ginsberg // 2 June 2007

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Feminism, Stereotypes

The Mechanics of Femininity

When her car breaks down, Emma Hadfield discovers that mechanics and salesmen still cling to misogynist stereotypes of women as bad drivers who are clueless about what goes on under the hood

Emma Hadfield // 1 March 2007

Categories: Stereotypes

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