Any trip to the toy store shows how gender norms are reinforced. Here’s how one girl reacted to the gender disparities in Legos:
When the Chancellor of the University of Illinois didn’t cancel classes due to weather, some people took to the Internet, with racist and sexists comments. How she responded is the real story!
An essay about how we all have unconscious bias. In this case, the lack of context of Twitter led to an incorrect assumption.
This personal reflection reveals the nature of race and sexual orientation in the United States, and the related reality of privilege.
This short ad highlights the double standard that women face, especially in the workplace.
- Pantene Powerfully Breaks Down Every Sexist Workplace Stereotype in One Ad (business.time.com)
- Pantene Breaks Down Every Sexist Workplace Stereotype in One Ad (mythicvoice.wordpress.com)
- Pantene Takes On The Hypocrisy Of Workplace Gender Stereotypes (fastcocreate.com)
- [WATCH] New Pantene ad highlights how men and women are viewed differently in the workplace (redalertpolitics.com)
- Shampoo brand takes on gender stereotypes. (osocio.org)
Sometimes it is hard for dominant culture students to understand the way that power and privilege are enacted in communication. These examples may be helpful.
And here’s another format, an article about the tumblr site that also describes more about the concept of microaggression: http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/racial-microagressions-you-hear-on-a-daily-basis?bffb
Indian women parody the comments blaming victims for rape:
- Powerful Satirical PSA Explains Why Rape Is Always Your Fault (jezebel.com)
- Video satirising rape goes viral in India (telegraph.co.uk)
- This scathing satire of India’s rape culture is going viral (dailydot.com)
- ‘It’s Your Fault’ Parody Video Takes On India’s Rape Culture And Ends Up Going Viral (thinkprogress.org)
- Rape? It’s your fault, women: Sarcastic video on victim-blaming goes viral (jantarocks.wordpress.com)
- Why Indian men have the least sex in the world. (ladiesweekly.wordpress.com)
- Everybody knows what women should do to not ‘get molested’ in India. (indianhomemaker.wordpress.com)
- ‘It’s your fault’ video tilts at Indian rape culture (smh.com.au)
The sciences have historically been a tough place for women. Here’s more on what Carnegie Mellon is doing to change that for Computer Science: