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The hardest stereotypes to break are the ones that are so old as to go all the way back to hunter-gatherer days. After all, how can you argue with biology? Women carry the babies, men have the upper body strength to tackle gazelles.
Seventeen publishes a "Body Peace Treaty" vowing to show "real girls and models" It's in response to a teen-led petition signed by 84,000 calling photo altering dangerous The teen behind that petition celebrates a "huge victory" after the magazine's announcement But an ex-model questions why the magazine didn't admit to ever seriously altering images
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Asked to picture a computer programmer, most of us describe the archetypal computer geek, a brilliant but socially-awkward male. We imagine him as a largely noctural creature, passing sleepless nights writing computer code. According to workplace researchers , this stereotype of the lone male computer whiz is self-perpetuating, and it keeps the computer field overwhelming male.
Cartoons have been sources of entertainment, political point-making, and propaganda for centuries. When I think of the subjugation of women in this medium, it is often through sexualisation. Betty Boop, Jessica Rabbit, Wonder Woman, the list goes on.