Posts tagged "stereotype"

New Study Claims Women Are Inherently Catty

Next time I gossip, I’ll just blame it on evolution.

A scientific review of almost 100 evolutionary psychology papers has left researchers with the … shall we say dubious conclusion … that women are wired to be catty to each other. Seriously. Tracy Vaillancourt, a psychology professor at the University of Ottawa, led…

Claire Hannum / October 31, 2013

“Linsanity” & Our Squicky Relationship With Asian-American Male Sexuality

Jeremy Lin is not just the basketball player who has launched a thousand bad “Lin” puns — and prompted a refresher course on why the word “chink” is unacceptable for an ESPN headline.

His sudden emergence in pop culture has also underscored how strangely acceptable it is in America to make make racial…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

App Helps French Mothers Figure Out If Sons Are “Le Gay”

Apparently even French mothers have trouble answering the question “gay or European?” A new smartphone app offers French mothers a questionnaire to help figure out if their sons like sticking their French bread in a warm, buttery croissant … or not. The $2.69 app asks 20 questions which inquire whether their bébé mimics gay stereotype…

Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2011

The Definitive Map Of Redonkulous World-Wide Stereotypes

Although most of these stereotypes are obvs redonkulous, I am actually a freak just like the map says. Go East Coast! For a larger image, click here. [BuzzFeed]…

Ami Angelowicz / November 11, 2010