When we stereotype people, we put them in a box, package them up, and send them to storage or ship them off. If you are a woman who has been stereotyped because of your gender, it might have felt like someone said this about you: "Oh, she's a woman. Put her in the Woman Box." Have you ever suspected you were denied a job interview because you are female? Have you been paid less on the job than males with the same job description as you? Does your husband treat you as less "in the know" and exclude you from important decisions? If you are a young girl, has anyone advised you to stay away from science or math disciplines because they are difficult subjects?
Stereotyping is a form of discrimination and may lead to serious consequences such as sexual harassment and bullying. It can even be the underpinning of physical abuse. And who knows what the relationship is between stereotyping and depression.
Listen to specific suggestions you might find helpful when facing someone who puts you in a box! Follow Dr. Joan as she guides you toward keys for harmony.
A portion of each program is devoted to Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes. Currently, she reading from her first novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You! The story is about two Irish families who intermarry, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.
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