Tag: Gender

Femicide, men used to hate women

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We can guess that (almost) all of us went through this at least once in our life. It might not strictly a violence, but maybe a boyfriend a little too “jealous” (not to say “possessive”), a husband who checks your email, the one who likes making scenes in the middle of the street, the ex who calls you a thousand times to find out where you are, the half unknown who has decided to skulk outside your house…

The stereotype, “a snap judgment against the imperfect perfection”

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“Stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination are often conceived as correlated, even if they express different concepts: stereotypes are a cognitive component, it is how our brain normally handles information, often without real awareness; prejudice is the affective component of this “stereotype”; finally, discrimination is the behavioral part that follows the prejudicial reactions”…

Arrivano i Rewriters, ri-scrittori del mondo sostenibile

Giovedì 18 giugno, in occasione del decimo compleanno del Maxxi, è stato inaugurato Rewriters, un nuovo “movimento culturale, la risposta all’insofferenza per un mondo che non ci va più bene e che vogliamo riscrivere per renderlo più sostenibile, anche culturalmente. Per farlo è sostanziale il pensiero laterale e divergente”…. come non poteva essere da StereoType?

Princesses, (social) mirror on the wall

Beautiful and thin, graceful and harmonious, romantic and always in search of love, kind and helpful, affable and loving, obliging and attentive. The Italian (and English) provide an infinite number of synonyms to describe the gender role, always the same, of fairytale princesses: characters that are basically unreal in which, however, many girls still try to mirror themselves. But it is useless to blame the choices of the last century. From 2012 things have changed more in the entertainment rather than in the women’s head…

Women rights and gender equality: the case of Switzerland

Switzerland is considered one of the best examples of advanced country: neutral in wars, often turning to the main tool of direct democracy (the referendum), civil rights such as euthanasia, headquarter of the Red Cross and host of international treats like the Geneva Conventions. But they have their contradictions as well, banks who accepted tax evaders or Nazis money, a pinch of intolerance and, last but not least, an incredible delay in giving women equal rights. Perhaps not everyone knows that Swiss women got the right to vote only in 1971…

Crimini d’odio, legiferare il fallimento (Hobbes aveva ragione)

Leggi che inaspriscano le pene per i crimini d’odio sono considerate avanzate. Ma cambiando prospettiva, una società che necessiti interventi normativi del genere dimostra tutta la sua debolezza. Se bisogna per forza specificare che la discriminazione etnica, di genere, preferenza sessuale e religiosa è da condannare, vuol dire che qualcosa non va. E per quanto il lavoro dei legislatori possa essere apprezzabile, è al tempo stesso sintomo del fallimento del senso di comunità…