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1. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Hypocrisy Independence Men Misogyny Rationality Reason Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Women Women S Rights
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

2. “I don't fit into any stereotypes. And I like myself that way.”

Tags : Fitting In Individuality Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Quotes Self Awareness Self Knowledge Stereotypes Uniqueness
Author : C. JoyBell C.

3. “My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Hypocrisy Independence Men Misogyny Rationality Reason Self Determination Self Sufficiency Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

4. “I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists. I wish to persuade women to endeavor to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings are only the objects of pity, and that kind of love which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt.”

Tags : Clichés Contempt Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Happiness Hypocrisy Independence Inequality Inferiority Men Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Weakness Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

5. “Once you label me you negate me.”

Tags : Labels Stereotypes

6. “The advantages of natural folly in a beautiful girl have been already set forth by the capital pen of a sister author; and to her treatment of the subject I will only add, in justice to men, that though to the larger and more trifling part of the sex, imbecility in females is a great enhancement of their personal charms, there is a portion of them too reasonable and too well informed themselves to desire anything more in woman than ignorance.”

Tags : Charms Clichés Desirability Disdain Education Empowerment Equality Folly Foolishness Girls Ignorance Imbecility Inferiority Men Perception Prejudice Reason Stereotypes Stupidity Women
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Northanger Abbey

7. “When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Misogyny Opinions Speaking Out Stereotypes Women
Author : Bette Davis

8. “As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Intelligence Men Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Thought Women
Source : Orlando

9. “Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him -- or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.”

Tags : Abilities Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Feminist Gender Greatness Human Nature Husbands Hypocrisy Integrity Men Men And Women Misogyny Penina Mezei Skills Stereotypes Strong Wives Women
Source : Gaudy Night

10. “She was heartily ashamed of her ignorance - a misplaced shame. Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well−informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.”

Tags : Attachment Clichés Concealment Empowerment Feminism Ignorance Intelligence Irony Knowledge Preconceptions Prejudice Sarcasm Stereotypes Vanity Women
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Northanger Abbey

11. “We Are All Human"It should not matterThat we grew upOn opposite banks,On opposite streets,On the oppositeSide of the tracks, Or on opposite endsOf social ranks.It should not matterWhat your father does for workOr what race is in his blood,As long as you are goodAnd full of love.It should not matterThat you have more than meOr that I know more than youOr what my job isOr where I went to school –For we are all equalAnd it's only our polaritiesThat make each man unique,Resourceful,And every human useful.It should not matterThat the media wants toKeep dividing usBy constantly reminding us That we are from different sects,With labeled and typecasted Stereotypical characteristics And racial defects,And that there are rulesFor every age,Religion, class and sex."Sign over here.Put an X in the box.Then step to the leftSo I can see Who's next."Nobody should ever feelLike just another statistic.And nobody should ever feelAbove or below the rest.Remember to stand up for yourselfBefore you stand up to rip the test.Stand up for all that's fairAnd always speak out for what's right And best.It should not matterIf you are Chinese,Arab, Israeli or Cuban.If you seriously do realizeThat we are all just human.”

Tags : Arab Differences Different Division Global Citizen Human Race Humans Inequality Israeli Job Justice Matters Racial Racial Defects Racism Resourceful Right And Wrong School Social Justice Speak Out Unique Work
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

12. “The artist and the politician stand at opposite poles. The artist enhances life by his prolonged concentration upon it, while the politician emphasizes the impersonal aspect of life by his attempts to fit men into groups.”

Tags : Artists Labels Politicians Stereotypes
Source : Black Boy

13. “I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.”

Tags : Culture Hell Humor Humour Stereotypes
Author : Peter Ustinov

14. “Reducing a group to a slur or stereotype reduces us all.”

Tags : Discrimination Hate Prejudice Prejudices Racism Slur Stereotype Stereotypes Stereotyping

15. “Was it love or wasn't it that she felt for Carol? And how absurd it was that she didn't even know. She had heard about girls falling in love, and she knew what kind of people they were and what they looked like. Neither she nor Carol looked like that. Yet the way she felt about Carol passed all the tests for love and fitted all the descriptions.”

Tags : Carol Lesbian Lgbt Love Patricia Highsmith Stereotypes The Price Of Salt
Source : The Price of Salt

16. “Did you seriously just stamp your foot? I thought girls only did that on TV.”

Tags : Eclipse Frustration Jacob Black Pique Stereotypes
Source : Eclipse

17. “I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men.""Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”

Tags : Books Clichés Constancy Double Standards Education Feminism Gender Inequality Love Men Misogyny Opportunities Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

18. “Do you really believe ... that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Feminism Gender History Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Prejudice Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Truth Women
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

19. “Why do boys say someone acts like a girl as if it were an insult?”

Tags : Humour Stereotypes
Author : Tamora Pierce
Source : In the Hand of the Goddess

20. “If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Expectations False Belief Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Illusions Misconceptions Misogyny Stereotypes Women
Source : Shirley

21. “A man once asked me ... how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. "Well," said the man, "I shouldn't have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing." I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also.”

Tags : Clichés Conversation Double Standards Feminism Fiction Gender Men Misogyny Natural Prejudice Stereotypes Women Women Writers Writing
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

22. “[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.”

Tags : Achievement Beauty Clichés Distinction Empowerment Gender Gentleness Greatness History Intelligence Self Determination Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

23. “Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.”

Tags : Beauty Conditioning Feminism Inequality Misogyny Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

24. “Do you drink?""Of course,I just said I was a writer.”

Tags : Drinking Stereotypes Writer
Author : Stephen King

25. “Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Misogyny Morality Protectiveness Social Norms Stereotypes Womanhood Women
Source : A Room of One's Own

26. “Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.”

Tags : Children Delightful Individuality Loathsome People Stereotypes
Author : Margaret Mead

27. “16 Things Romance Readers Are Tired Of Hearin1. All Romance books are exactly the same.2. The endings are so predictable.3. You know romance doesn't happen like that in real life.4. You're setting unrealistic expectations for yourself about love.5. Real men don't have abs like that.6.So you think you're going to go on a lot of dates?7. So you think you're going to fall in love with an ex-boyfriend?8. ...or a billionaire?9. ...or a duke?10. So you'll stop reading romances when you have a boyfriend, right?11. It's basically mommy porn, right?12. I could write a romance book.13. Do you only read female authors?14. I saw the Notebook once.15. Is Danielle Steel your favorite author?16. Do you read REAL books?”

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28. “In reaction against the age-old slogan, "woman is the weaker vessel," or the still more offensive, "woman is a divine creature," we have, I think, allowed ourselves to drift into asserting that "a woman is as good as a man," without always pausing to think what exactly we mean by that. What, I feel, we ought to mean is something so obvious that it is apt to escape attention altogether, viz: (...) that a woman is just as much an ordinary human being as a man, with the same individual preferences, and with just as much right to the tastes and preferences of an individual. What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person.”

Tags : Classification Clichés Dignity Discrimination Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Individuality Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

29. “It is extraordinarily entertaining to watch the historians of the past ... entangling themselves in what they were pleased to call the "problem" of Queen Elizabeth. They invented the most complicated and astonishing reasons both for her success as a sovereign and for her tortuous matrimonial policy. She was the tool of Burleigh, she was the tool of Leicester, she was the fool of Essex; she was diseased, she was deformed, she was a man in disguise. She was a mystery, and must have some extraordinary solution. Only recently has it occrurred to a few enlightened people that the solution might be quite simple after all. She might be one of the rare people were born into the right job and put that job first.”

Tags : Abilities Achievements Career Clichés Double Standards Feminism Gender Good Governance Government History Hypocrisy Misogyny Queen Elizabeth I Reign Skills Stereotypes Success Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

30. “I bet you anything that 10 times out of 10, Nicky, Vinny and Tony will beat the shit out of Todd, Kyle and Tucker.”

Tags : Humor Stereotypes
Author : George Carlin

31. “The rule seemed to be that a great woman must either die unwed ... or find a still greater man to marry her. ... The great man, on the other hand, could marry where he liked, not being restricted to great women; indeed, it was often found sweet and commendable in him to choose a woman of no sort of greatness at all.”

Tags : Abilities Choice Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Greatness Hypocrisy Inequality Marriage Matrimony Men Misogyny Skills Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Gaudy Night

32. “Kools and Newports were for black people and lower-class whites. Camels were for procrastinators, those who wrote bad poetry, and those who put off writing bad poetry. Merits were for sex addicts, Salems were for alcoholics, and Mores were for people who considered themselves to be outrageous but really weren't.”

Tags : Humor Smoking Stereotypes
Author : David Sedaris
Source : When You Are Engulfed in Flames

33. “There is no deception on the part of the woman, where a man bewilders himself: if he deludes his own wits, I can certainly acquit the women. Whatever man allows his mind to dwell upon the imprint his imagination has foolishly taken of women, is fanning the flames within himself -- and, since the woman knows nothing about it, she is not to blame. For if a man incites himself to drown, and will not restrain himself, it is not the water's fault.”

Tags : Cause And Effect Clichés Deceit Delusion Discrimination Double Standards Expectations Gender Inequality Men Misogyny Perception Prejudice Self Deception Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Author : John Gower
Source : Confessio Amantis

34. “Yet if women are so flighty, fickle, changeable, susceptible, and inconstant (as some clerks would have us believe), why is it that their suitors have to resort to such trickery to have their way with them? And why don't women quickly succumb to them, without the need for all this skill and ingenuity in conquering them? For there is no need to go to war for a castle that is already captured. (...)Therefore, since it is necessary to call on such skill, ingenuity, and effort in order to seduce a woman, whether of high or humble birth, the logical conclusion to draw is that women are by no means as fickle as some men claim, or as easily influenced in their behaviour. And if anyone tells me that books are full of women like these, it is this very reply, frequently given, which causes me to complain. My response is that women did not write these books nor include the material which attacks them and their morals. Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart's content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence. But if women had written these books, I know full well the subject would have been handled differently. They know that they stand wrongfully accused, and that the cake has not been divided up equally, for the strongest take the lion's share, and the one who does the sharing out keeps the biggest portion for himself.”

Tags : Books Clichés Deceit Double Standards Fickleness Hypocrisy Inequality Injustice Men Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality One Sidedness Prejudice Received Opinion Seduction Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Suppression Unfairness Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

35. “What we ask is to be human individuals, however peculiar and unexpected. It is no good saying: "You are a little girl and therefore you ought to like dolls"; if the answer is, "But I don't," there is no more to be said.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Empowerment Freedom Gender Girls Self Determination Stereotypes
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

36. “I just shook my head, knowing this was him evading the question.You," I said, "have this whole tall, dark stranger thing going on. Not to mention the tortured artist bit."Bit?"You know what I mean."He shook his head, clearly discounting this description.And you," he said, "have that whole blonde, cool and collected, perfect smart girl thing going on."You're the boy all the girls want to rebel with," I said.You," he replied, "are the unattainable girl in homeroom who never gives a guy the time of day.”

Tags : Stereotypes
Author : Sarah Dessen
Source : The Truth About Forever

37. “It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity - and make them, as a part of the human species, labour by reforming themselves to reform the world. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Manners Misogyny Morality Reform Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

38. “I think fitting in is highly overrated. I’d rather just fit out... Fitting out means being who you are, even when people insist that you have to change. Fitting out means taking up space, not apologizing for yourself, and not agreeing with those who seek to label you with stereotypes.”

Tags : Fitting In Inspiration Stereotypes

39. “Now say, have women worth, or have they none? Or had they some, but with our Queen is’t gone? Nay Masculines, you have thus tax’d us long, But she, though dead, will vindicate our wrong. Let such as say our sex is void of reason Know ‘tis a slander now, but once was treason."(In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth)”

Tags : Clichés Elizabeth I Empowerment Equality Gender Mysogyny Stereotypes Women
Source : The Works of Anne Bradstreet

40. “Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world.”

Tags : Actions Adversity Blinded Blindsighted Consequences Of Evil Evil Actions Evil Doers God S Plan Haters Human Rights Violations Ignorance Injustice Judgers Liars Lies Meddling Satan Stereotypes Tsloama Warped Wicked Witch Hunts

41. “[T]he enduring problem for liberals, as for everyone else, is not whether history will judge them wise or foolish regarding the war on terrorism; it is, rather, the way that the past decade has splintered them away from other Americans. This fracture comes with a steep price: in today's toxic atmosphere, liberals are no less cynical, shortsighted, and parochial than anyone else, and they understand their fellow-Americans just as badly as they themselves are understood. When liberals look at red-state voters, they see either a mob of pious know-nothings or the insensible victims of militarism and class warfare. Yet.... [such people] defy fixed categories, which means that they have to be figured out the hard way--on their own terms.”

Tags : 9 11 9 11 10Th Anniversary Americans Cynicism Liberals Parochialism Political Parties Politics Rifts Shortsightedness Stereotypes Understanding War On Terror
Author : George Packer

42. “Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters.”

Tags : Bias Feminism Gender Gender Roles Misandry Patriarchy Reality Relationships Self Knowledge Sexes Sexism Socialism Statism Stereotypes Truth Useful Idiots

43. “Does a rake deserve to possess anything of worth, since he chases everything in skirts and then imagines he can successfully hide his shame by slandering [women in general]?”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Gender Hypocrisy Immorality Men Misogyny Promiscuity Seduction Sexuality Shame Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

44. “...While many who have debated the image of female sexuality have put "explicit" and "self-objectifying" on one side and "respectable" and "covered-up" on the other, I find this a flawed means of categorization. [...] There is a creative possibility for liberatory explicitness because it may expand the confines of what women are allowed to say and do. We just need to refer to the history of blues music—one full of raunchy, irreverent, and transgressive women artists— for examples. Yet the overwhelming prevalence of the Madonna/whore dichotomy in American culture means that any woman who uses explicit language or images in her creative expression is in danger of being symbolically cast into the role of whore regardless of what liberatory intentions she may have.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Gender Inequality Hip Hop Lil Kim Music Rap Stereotypes Women
Author : Imani Perry
Source : Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop

45. “When you hear men talking," said Cornelia, "all they ever do is speak ill of women. ... And I don't quite know how they managed to make this law in their favour, or who exactly it was who gave them a greater license to sin than is allowed to us; and if the fault is common to both sexes (as they can hardly deny), why should the blame not be as well? What makes them think they can boast of the same thing that in women brings only shame?”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men And Women Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Self Perception Sin Social Norms Stereotypes Vice
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

46. “Now, it is frequently asserted that, with women, the job does not come first. What (people cry) are women doing with this liberty of theirs? What woman really prefers a job to a home and family? Very few, I admit. It is unfortunate that they should so often have to make the choice. A man does not, as a rule, have to choose. He gets both. Nevertheless, there have been women ... who had the choice, and chose the job and made a success of it. And there have been and are many men who have sacrificed their careers for women ... When it comes to a choice, then every man or woman has to choose as an individual human being, and, like a human being, take the consequences.”

Tags : Career Choice Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Freedom Gender Inequality Misogyny Self Determination Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

47. “Every culture has its southerners -- people who work as little as they can, preferring to dance, drink, sing brawl, kill their unfaithful spouses; who have livelier gestures, more lustrous eyes, more colorful garments, more fancifully decorated vehicles, a wonderful sense of rhythm, and charm, charm, charm; unambitious, no, lazy, ignorant, superstitious, uninhibited people, never on time, conspicuously poorer (how could it be otherwise, say the northerners); who for all their poverty and squalor lead enviable lives -- envied, that is, by work-driven, sensually inhibted, less corruptly governed northerners. We are superior to them, say the northerners, clearly superior. We do not shirk our duties or tell lies as a matter of course, we work hard, we are punctual, we keep reliable accounts. But they have more fun than we do ... They caution[ed] themselves as people do who know they are part of a superior culture: we mustn't let ourselves go, mustn't descend to the level of the ... jungle, street, bush, bog, hills, outback (take your pick). For if you start dancing on tables, fanning yourself, feeling sleepy when you pick up a book, developing a sense of rhythm, making love whenever you feel like it -- then you know. The south has got you.”

Tags : Clichés Culture North North And South Northerners Perceptions Prejudice Regions Society South Southerners Stereotypes Superiority
Author : Susan Sontag
Source : The Volcano Lover: A Romance

48. “In fact, there is perhaps only one human being in a thousand who is passionately interested in his job for the job's sake. The difference is that if that one person in a thousand is a man, we say, simply, that he is passionately keen on his job; if she is a woman, we say she is a freak.”

Tags : Career Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Passion For Work Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

49. “Wine and women make wise men dote and forsake God's law and do wrong." However, the fault is not in the wine, and often not in the woman. The fault is in the one who misuses the wine or the woman or other of God's crations. Even if you get drunk on the wine and through this greed you lapse into lechery, the wine is not to blame but you are, in being unable or unwilling to discipline yourself. And even if you look at a woman and become caught up in her beauty and assent to sin [= adultery; extramarital sex], the woman is not to blame nor is the beauty given her by God to be disparaged: rather, you are to blame for not keeping your heart more clear of wicked thoughts. ... If you feel yourself tempted by the sight of a woman, control your gaze better ... You are free to leave her. Nothing constrains you to commit lechery but your own lecherous heart.”

Tags : Adultery Beauty Clichés Double Standards Drunkenness Gender Greed Hypocrisy Immorality Lust Men Misogyny Sexuality Social Norms Stereotypes Temptation Wine Women
Author : Anonymous
Source : Dives And Pauper

50. “God bids you not to commit lechery, that is, not to have sex with any woman except your wife. You ask of her that she should not have sex with anyone except you -- yet you are not willing to observe the same restraint in return. Where you ought to be ahead of your wife in virtue, you collapse under the onset of lechery. ... Complaints are always being made about men's lechery, yet wives do not dare to find fault with their husbands for it. Male lechery is so brazen and so habitual that it is now sanctioned [= permitted], to the extent that men tell their wives that lechery and adultery are legitimate for men but not for women.”

Tags : Adultery Clichés Double Standards Fidelity Gender Hypocrisy Marriage Men Misogyny Morality Sexuality Social Norms Stereotypes Wives Women
Source : Sermons 1-19

51. “Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules.”

Tags : Accountability Anxiety Barriers Beliefs In Yourself Blinded Boundaries Brainwashed Bravery Breaking Free Controlled Direction Diversity Fear Fearless Hurts Introspection Knowing What You Want Listening Ocd Open Minded Ownership Pain Perspective Perspectives On Life Road Blocks Rules Self Discovery Self Esteem 101 Self Evaluation Staying Positive Stayingpositiveu Com Stereotypes Unrealistic Expectations Walls

52. “You can't always expect people to apply your wisdom when they didn't use wisdom before they found themselves knee deep in their version of justice.”

Tags : Actions Anxiety Arrogance Best Friends Choices Consequences Consequences Of Cruelty Consequences Of Desire Consequences Of Evil Coverups Faith Fear Games Ignorance Injustice Jealousy Knowledge Liars Lustful Repentance Sin Stalkers Strangers Wisdom

53. “I know, I know, I'm being a girl.”

Tags : Feminism Girl Girl Problems Over Thinking Stereotypes Thoughts Women
Author : Gillian Flynn
Source : Gone Girl

54. “Christ delves far beyond the means of superficiality, not simply because of his immaculate love, but also because he considers the distinct cases of each individual rather than withholding a broadened perception by use of stereotypes.”

Tags : Broad Christ Compassion Consideration Discernment Distinction God Individual Individuality Love Perception Stereotypes Superficiality
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

55. “[J]ust the sight of this book, even though it was of no authority, made me wonder how it happened that so many different men – and learned men among them – have been and are so inclined to express both in speaking and in their treatises and writings so many wicked insults about women and their behaviour. Not only one or two ... but, more generally, from the treatises of all philosophers and poets and from all the orators – it would take too long to mention their names – it seems that they all speak from one and the same mouth. Thinking deeply about these matters, I began to examine my character and conduct as a natural woman and, similarly, I considered other women whose company I frequently kept, princesses, great ladies, women of the middle and lower classes, who had graciously told me of their most private and intimate thoughts, hoping that I could judge impartially and in good conscience whether the testimony of so many notable men could be true. To the best of my knowledge, no matter how long I confronted or dissected the problem, I could not see or realise how their claims could be true when compared to the natural behaviour and character of women.”

Tags : Behaviour Books Character Clichés Conduct Double Standards Empowerment Expectations Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Impartiality Inequality Insults Men Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Prejudice Reality Check Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

56. “Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them.”

Tags : Abuse Argument Damage Danger Double Standards Fire Foolishness Gender Harm Hypocrisy Individuality Men Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality One Sidedness Prejudice Social Norms Stereotypes Truth Water
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

57. “Sexual distortions carry strong undertones of prejudice—sexism, racism and homophobia—that rob individuals of their individuality. Common stereotypes include “men are all dogs,” “women are less interested in sex,” “gays are promiscuous,” certain races are frigid or hung, and certain sex acts are indulgent, effeminate, or immoral. Other distortions clearly function as tools of organizations or of religious or political figures to shape public opinion through dogma and to control their followers’ lives.”

Tags : Distortion Dogma Homophobia Racism Sexism Sexual Stereotypes Stereotypes
Source : Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

58. “Morris Weissman [on the phone, discussing casting for his movie]: "What about Claudette Colbert? She's British, isn't she? She sounds British. Is she, like, affected or is she British?”

Tags : Accents Actors Affectations British Claudette Colbert Clichés Directors Film Industry Humor Movie Business Movies Perceptions Stereotypes
Source : Gosford Park: The Shooting Script

59. “It's shameful for a devil to be good.”

Tags : Aphorisms Devil Devil Quotes Devil Worship Good Good And Evil Honest Honesty Irony Of Evolution Quotes About Life Sarcasam Shame Shameful Stereotypes Stereotyping
Source : The New Land

60. “Nowadays I’m really cranky about comics. Because most of them are just really, really poorly written soft-core. And I miss good old storytelling. And you know what else I miss? Super powers. Why is it now that everybody’s like “I can reverse the polarity of your ions!” Like in one big flash everybody’s Doctor Strange. I like the guys that can stick to walls and change into sand and stuff. I don’t understand anything anymore. And all the girls are wearing nothing, and they all look like they have implants. Well, I sound like a very old man, and a cranky one, but it’s true.”

Tags : Comic Books Female Characters Feminist Graphic Novels Joss Whedon Pro Feminist Sexism Stereotypes Whedon
Author : Joss Whedon

61. “Whedon: Studios will tell you: A woman cannot headline an action movie. After The Hunger Games they might stop telling you that a little bit. Whatever you think of the movie, it’s done a great service. And after The Avengers, I think it’s changing.Johansson: A lot of the female superhero movies just suck really badly.Whedon: The suck factor is not small.Johansson: They are really not well made, and already you’re fighting against the tide. There are a couple [female-driven action movies] that have worked-ish, don’t you think?Hemsworth: Angelina Jolie tends to do it pretty well, as the dominant female.Jackson: They got to get The Pro to the screen!Whedon: [Groaning] See, that is the problem. Sam is the problem!Jackson: I love that book!Whedon: [Reluctantly] The Pro is hilarious.Jackson: The Pro’s hilarious. [To the group] You ever see or hear of it?Johansson: No, what’s The Pro?Jackson: It’s [a comic book] about a hooker who gets super powers!Johansson: [Pauses] That is exactly the problem right there.Whedon: That’s why I wasn’t going to bring up The Pro!(From an Entertainment Weekly interview)”

Tags : Female Characters Joss Whedon Sexism Stereotypes Whedon
Author : Joss Whedon

62. “I tend to like strong female characters. It just interests me dramatically. A strong male character isn't interesting because it has been done and it's so cliched. A weak male character is interesting: somebody else hasn't done it a hundred times. A strong female character is still interesting to me because it hasn't been done all that much, finding the balance of femininity and strength.[From a 1986 Fangoria interview]”

Tags : Cameron Female Characters Feminism Feminist James Cameron Pro Feminist Stereotypes Writing
Author : James Cameron

63. “Like most guys, I had bought into the stereotype that all feminists were white, lesbian, unattractive male bashers who hated all men. But after reading the work of these black feminists, I realized that this was far from the truth. After digging into their work, I came to really respect the intelligence, courage and honesty of these women.Feminists did not hate men. In fact, they loved men. But just as my father had silenced my mother during their arguments to avoid hearing her gripes, men silenced feminists by belittling them in order to dodge hearing the truth about who we are.”

Tags : Byron Hurt Equality Feminism Hurt Pro Feminist Sexism Stereotypes
Author : Byron Hurt

64. “If they were going to be like that, then I just wished they hadn't actually been German. It was too easy. Too obvious. It was like coming across an Irishman who actually was stupid, a mother-in-law who actually was fat, or an American businessman who actually did have a middle initial and smoked a cigar. You feel as if you are unwillingly performing in a music-hall sketch and wishing you could rewrite the script. If Helmut and Kurt had been Brazilian or Chinese or Latvian or anything else at all, they could then have behaved in exactly the same way and it would have been surprising and intriguing and, more to the point from my perspective, much easier to write about. Writers should not be in the business of propping up stereotypes. I wondered what to do about it, decided that they could simply be Latvians if I wanted, and then at last drifted off peacefully to worrying about my boots.”

Tags : Douglas Adams German Humour Stereotypes
Author : Douglas Adams
Source : Last Chance to See

65. “I think people would live a bit longer if they didn't know how old they were. Age puts restrictions on things.”

Tags : Age Ageing Death Discrimination Humour Life Living Life To The Fullest Society Stereotypes

66. “When you meet someone, and you find that they are prejudiced against your kind, it might be your chance, not to confirm, but to be the one to finally change their mind.”

Tags : Bigotry Encouraging Enemies Friendship Inspirational Kindness Love Love Your Enemies Motivational Patience Peace Prejudice Racism Relationship Sexism Stereotypes Unconditional Love
Author : Criss Jami

67. “Physically she was like a swan among more humble fowl – tall, willowy, and exceptionally pretty with fair skin and golden hair, whereas the Chardins were plain and dark, stocky and short.”

Tags : Beauty Snobbery Stereotypes Superficiality Sweet Valley
Source : The Fowlers of Sweet Valley

68. “No one at college ever goes to a party before ten-thirty at the very earliest! They’d rather die. It’s so uncool to be early.”

Tags : Early Parties Stereotypes Sweet Valley Uncool
Source : Too Much in Love

69. “I suspect that in this comprehensive and (may I say) commonplace censure, you are not judging from yourself, but from prejudiced persons, whose opinions you have been in the habit of hearing. It is impossible that your own observation can have given you much knowledge of the clergy. You can have been personally acquainted with very few of a set of men you condemn so conclusively.”

Tags : Judgment Judgmental Opinion Prejudice Stereotypes
Author : Jane Austen

70. “In this chapter I restrict myself to exploring the nature of the amnesia which is reported between personality states in most people who are diagnosed with DID. Note that this is not an explicit diagnostic criterion, although such amnesia features strongly in the public view of DID, particularly in the form of the fugue-like conditions depicted in films of the condition, such as The Three Faces of Eve (1957). Typically, when one personality state, or ‘alter’, takes over from another, they have no idea what happened just before. They report having lost time, and often will have no idea where they are or how they got there. However, this is not a universal feature of DID. It happens that with certain individuals with DID, one personality state can retrieve what happened when another was in control. In other cases we have what is described as ‘co-consciousness’ where one personality state can apparently monitor what is happening when another personality state is in control and, in certain circumstances, can take over the conversation.”

Tags : Alter Personalities Alters Amnesiac Diagnosing Diagnostic Criteria Did Dissociation Dissociative Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder Dsm Dsm5 Exception To The Rule Forgetfulness Fugue Fugue State Memory Memory Loss Mental Illness Misdiagnosis Misunderstanding Mpd Multiplicity Personality Switch Personality System Prejudice Stigma Switching
Author : John Morton
Source : Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity: Working on Identity and Selves

71. “white is not always light and black is not always dark.”

Tags : Black Evil Good Misconceptions Race Relations Stereotypes White
Author : Habeeb Akande

72. “With more insight into the English character, I poured out a stiff whisky and soda and placed it in front of the gloomy inspector.”

Tags : England English Gentleman Inglaterra Lol Stereotypes Uísque Whiskey Whisky
Source : Lord Edgware Dies

73. “Com maior percepção do caráter inglês, servi uma forte dose de uísque com soda e coloquei-a na frente do desditado inspetor.”

Tags : England English Gentleman Lol Stereotypes Whiskey
Source : Lord Edgware Dies

74. “Well, but you affirm that virtue is only elicited by temptation; - and you think that a woman cannot be too little exposed to temptation, or too little acquainted with vice, or anything connected therewith – It must be, either, that you think she is essentially so vicious, or so feeble-minded that she cannot withstand temptation, - and though she may be pure and innocent as long as she is kept in ignorance and restraint, yet, being destitute of real virtue, to teach her how to sin is at once to make her a sinner...”

Tags : Feminism Men Sin Sinner Stereotypes Weakness Women
Author : Anne Brontë
Source : The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

75. “Here I want to stress that perception of losing one’s mind is based on culturally derived and socially ingrained stereotypes as to the significance of symptoms such as hearing voices, losing temporal and spatial orientation, and sensing that one is being followed, and that many of the most spectacular and convincing of these symptoms in some instances psychiatrically signify merely a temporary emotional upset in a stressful situation, however terrifying to the person at the time. Similarly, the anxiety consequent upon this perception of oneself, and the strategies devised to reduce this anxiety, are not a product of abnormal psychology, but would be exhibited by any person socialized into our culture who came to conceive of himself as someone losing his mind.”

Tags : Asylum Madness Mental Health Stigma Mental Hospital Stereotypes Stigma Stigmatization Stigmatized
Source : Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates

76. “My Lady, you certainly tell me about wonderful constancy, strength and virtue and firmness of women, so can one say the same thing about men? (...)Response [by Lady Rectitude]: "Fair sweet friend, have you not yet heard the saying that the fool sees well enough a small cut in the face of his neighbour, but he disregards the great gaping one above his own eye? I will show you the great contradiction in what the men say about the changeability and inconstancy of women. It is true that they all generally insist that women are very frail [= fickle] by nature. And since they accuse women of frailty, one would suppose that they themselves take care to maintain a reputation for constancy, or at the very least, that the women are indeed less so than they are themselves. And yet, it is obvious that they demand of women greater constancy than they themselves have, for they who claim to be of this strong and noble condition cannot refrain from a whole number of very great defects and sins, and not out of ignorance, either, but out of pure malice, knowing well how badly they are misbehaving. But all this they excuse in themselves and say that it is in the nature of man to sin, yet if it so happens that any women stray into any misdeed (of which they themselves are the cause by their great power and longhandedness), then it's suddenly all frailty and inconstancy, they claim. But it seems to me that since they do call women frail, they should not support that frailty, and not ascribe to them as a great crime what in themselves they merely consider a little defect.”

Tags : Clichés Constancy Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Firmness Frailty Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Prejudice Sin Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Of Character Vice Virtue Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

77. “[I]f you seek in every way to minimise my firm beliefs by your anti-feminist attacks, please recall that a small dagger or knife point can pierce a great, bulging sack and that a small fly can attack a great lion and speedily put him to flight.”

Tags : Attacks Beliefs Clichés Convictions Dignity Double Standards Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Insults Men Misogyny Preconceptions Prejudice Repartee Self Esteem Self Importance Slander Stereotypes Wit Women
Source : Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La Rose

78. “[S]ince you are angry at me without reason, you attack me harshly with, "Oh outrageous presumption! Oh excessively foolish pride! Oh opinion uttered too quickly and thoughtlessly by the mouth of a woman! A woman who condemns a man of high understanding and dedicated study, a man who, by great labour and mature deliberation, has made the very noble book of the Rose, which surpasses all others that were ever written in French. When you have read this book a hundred times, provided you have understood the greater part of it, you will discover that you could never have put your time and intellect to better use!" My answer: Oh man deceived by willful opinion! I could assuredly answer but I prefer not to do it with insult, although, groundlessly, you yourself slander me with ugly accusations. Oh darkened understanding! Oh perverted knowledge ... A simple little housewife sustained by the doctrine of Holy Church could criticise your error!”

Tags : Attacks Beliefs Clichés Convictions Dignity Double Standards Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Insults Men Misogyny Preconceptions Prejudice Repartee Self Esteem Self Importance Slander Stereotypes Wit Women
Source : Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La Rose

79. “Several themes describe misconceptions about mental illness and corresponding stigmatizing attitudes. Media analyses of film and print have identified three: people with mental illness are homicidal maniacs who need to be feared; they have childlike perceptions of the world that should be marveled; or they are responsible for their illness because they have weak character (29-32). Results of two independent factor analyses of the survey responses of more than 2000 English and American citizens parallel these findings (19,33):- fear and exclusion: persons with severe mental illness should be feared and, therefore, be kept out of most communities;- authoritarianism: persons with severe mental illness are irresponsible, so life decisions should be made by others;- benevolence: persons with severe mental illness are childlike and need to be cared for.- Although stigmatizing attitudes are not limited to mental illness, the public seems to disapprove persons with psychiatric disabilities significantly more than persons with related conditions such as physical illness (34-36).”

Tags : Discrimination Irresponsible Mental Disorder Mental Illness Prejudice Stereotypes Stigma Stigmatization

80. “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”

Tags : Africa Lions Post Colonialism Stereotypes Storytelling

81. “Cultures produce myths because they satisfy a deep-rooted human need: the need to make sense of life. Myths are appealing because they reduce the complexity of experience, by making things seem simple and absolute; myths define popular realities which are accepted readily, even uncritically.”

Tags : Cultural Identity Culture Human Needs Meaning Of Life Mythologies Myths Popular Culture Reality Sense Of Life Stereotypes

82. “The races are like America's children. White people are the firstborn, so they were Dad's favorite. Black people are the second kids, the abused ones, so they still hate Dad. Latinos are the third, caught in the middle and always trying to make peace between the other siblings. Asians are the youngest, and get good marks in school, but basically are just trying to keep their heads down and not get involved. And Native Americans are the old uncle who owns a house and everyone else in the family was like, "He's not using that! Let's move in!”

Tags : America American Culture American History Americans Ethnic Stereotypes Ethnicity Race Racial Prejudice Racism Racism And Culture Racism In America Stereotypes Stereotyping U S Culture
Author : Colin Quinn
Source : The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America

83. “My skin is beautiful but it also serves as a huge barrier for so many opportunities that I want to pursue in life.”

Tags : American Society Black Authors Conversation Cultural Differences Culture Diversity Female Inspirational Life Life Lessons Patience Perspective Race Racism And Culture Self Esteem Self Help Society Spirituality Stereotypes
Author : Ciore Taylor
Source : The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

84. “American can mean anything you want it to mean. It can mean that you live in America. It can mean that you are privileged. Being American can also mean that you are diverse. In many ways, the title American is an oxymoron because one may look it on the outside but not feel it on the inside.”

Tags : American Society Black Authors Conversation Cultural Differences Culture Diversity Female Inspirational Life Life Lessons Perspective Race Racism And Culture Self Esteem Self Help Society Spirituality Stereotypes
Author : Ciore Taylor
Source : The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

85. “It’s unfortunate really—how everyone can live on the same soil yet not even know the first thing about their neighbors.”

Tags : American Society Black Authors Conversation Cultural Differences Culture Diversity Female Inspirational Life Life Lessons Patience Perspective Race Racism And Culture Self Esteem Self Help Society Spirituality Stereotypes
Author : Ciore Taylor
Source : The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

86. “Differences simply act as a yarn of curiosity unraveling until we get to the other side.”

Tags : American Society Black Authors Conversation Cultural Differences Culture Diversity Female Inspirational Life Life Lessons Patience Perspective Race Racism And Culture Self Esteem Self Help Society Spirituality Stereotypes
Author : Ciore Taylor
Source : The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

87. “I am living in world full of lost hope and discrimination. I am living a life in which social equality does not exist and I am not sure that it ever can, or if once upon a time it ever did.”

Tags : American Society Black Authors Conversation Cultural Differences Culture Diversity Female Inspirational Life Life Lessons Patience Perspective Race Racism And Culture Self Esteem Self Help Society Spirituality Stereotypes
Author : Ciore Taylor
Source : The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

88. “Sometimes, the reason that people don’t get along is because they feel that their role is to be selfish or submissive—not understanding that American simply means understanding who we are so that we can help others do the same.”

Tags : American Society Black Authors Conversation Cultural Differences Culture Diversity Female Inspirational Life Life Lessons Patience Perspective Race Racism And Culture Self Esteem Self Help Society Spirituality Stereotypes
Author : Ciore Taylor
Source : The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

89. “In many ways, the title American is an oxymoron because one may look it on the outside but not feel it on the inside.”

Tags : American Society Black Authors Conversation Cultural Differences Culture Diversity Female Inspirational Life Life Lessons Perspective Race Racism And Culture Self Esteem Self Help Society Spirituality Stereotypes
Author : Ciore Taylor

90. “Reality tries to disguise the fact that this society neglects to provide equal opportunity established by God and clarified in the Constitution. Whether equal opportunity is given to an individual or not, he/she still has the equal potential within him/herself to advance and obtain a greater level of success.”

Tags : American Society Black Authors Conversation Cultural Differences Culture Diversity Female Inspirational Life Life Lessons Patience Perspective Race Racism And Culture Self Esteem Self Help Society Spirituality Stereotypes
Author : Ciore Taylor
Source : The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

91. “The future lies in unity and respect, not division and stereotypes”

Tags : Division Future Islam Peace Respect Stereotypes Unity Of All People

92. “It was the way he wore the place. You expected him any moment to break into the kind of song that has suspicious rhymes and phrases like "my kind of town" and "I wanna be a part of it" in it; the kind of song where people dance in the street and give the singer apples and join in and a dozen lowly matchgirls suddenly show amazing choreographical ability and everyone acts like cheery lovable citizens instead of the murderous, evil-minded, self-centered people they suspect themselves to be. But the point was that if Carrot had erupted into a song, people WOULD have joined in. Carrot could have jollied up a circle of standing stones to form up behind him and do a rumba.”

Tags : Discworld Song Lyrics Stereotypes
Source : Men at Arms: The Play

93. “What'll Geoffrey do when you pull off your First, my child?" demanded Miss Haydock."Well, Eve -- it will be awkward if I do that. Poor lamb! I shall have to make him believe I only did it by looking fragile and pathetic at the viva.”

Tags : Abilities Academia Academic Degrees Achievements Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Intellectual Success Intelligence Misogyny Prejudice Skills Stereotypes Women
Source : Gaudy Night

94. “I met a woman who told me she wasn't attracted to Asians. No worries, I said. I'm not attracted to racists.”

Tags : Dating Hate Humor Love Race Racial Preferences Racism Racists Stereotypes
Author : Simon S Tam

95. “Having the liberty to have freedom of choice is the greatest thing that each and everyone of us has because that makes us who we are. Do not however use this as an excuse to discriminate, segregate and stereotype mass amounts of people on the basis of a small group of individuals who have either the power or the spotlight to do bad things”

Tags : Bad Discrimination Freedom Of Choice Good Liberty Life Politics Racism Segregation Sexism Stereotypes

96. “Yeah, young coders abound, but mostly only string together preassembled digital beads, and even today's brightest young nerdlets aren't immune to eventual wrinkles. As for real experts, well, as the dawn of the computer age recedes, so too have the hairlines of your true computer wizards, the males I mean. We females never change, we are eternally young.”

Tags : Computer Nerds Girl Geeks Girl Nerds Hackers Programmers Software Developers Stem Girls Stereotypes
Author : Rajnar Vajra
Source : Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 2013 January/February

97. “[Women] complain about many clerks who attribute all sorts of faults to them and who compose works about them in rhyme, prose, and verse, criticizing their conduct in a variety of different ways. They then give these works as elementary textbooks to their young pupils at the beginning of their schooling, to provide them with exempla and received wisdom, so that they will remember this teaching when they come of age ... They accuse [women] of many ... serious vice[s] and are very critical of them, finding no excuse for them whatsoever.This is the way clerks behave day and night, composing their verse now in French, now in Latin. And they base their opinions on goodness only knows which books, which are more mendacious than a drunk. Ovid, in a book he wrote called Cures for Love, says many evil things about women, and I think he was wrong to do this. He accuses them of gross immorality, of filthy, vile, and wicked behaviour. (I disagree with him that they have such vices and promise to champion them in the fight against anyone who would like to throw down the gauntlet ...) Thus, clerks have studied this book since their early childhood as their grammar primer and then teach it to others so that no man will undertake to love a woman.”

Tags : Books Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Falsehood Gender Hypocrisy Instruction Love Men Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality Perception Prejudice Received Opinion Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Teaching Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

98. “ Confession time: I doubt I would ever have picked up one of Marjorie’s books, had I not met her in person. The reason is they’re categorized as Romances, which is where they are shelved in bookstores. Though I have no justification for avoiding it, the romance section is an area in bookstores I seldom wander into. Her novels also have traditional-looking romance book covers, which are occasionally a bit off-putting to us mighty manly men. Then again, who knows? I don’t carry many biases where good storytelling is concerned. I’m willing to find it anywhere, as too many of my friends will attest, when I try to drag them to wonderful movies that they aren’t eager to go to, simply because they fall under the chick-flick rubric. So, in any case, I’m glad I did meet Marjorie Liu in person, because it would have been a shame to miss out on the work of an author this talented due to whatever degree of cultural prejudices I might still possess. I trust you who read this won’t make the same mistake. ”

Tags : Masculinity Prejudices Romance Novels Stereotypes Storytelling

99. “A stereotype is not a stereotype if it's true.”

Tags : Prejudice Prejudices Racism Stereotypes
Source : Gents with No Cents

100. “[T]he more clamour we make about 'the women's point of view', the more we rub it into people that the women's point of view is different, and frankly I do not think it is -- at least in my job. The line I always want to take is, that there is the 'point of view' of the reasonably enlightened human brain, and that this is the aspect of the matter which I am best fitted to uphold.”

Tags : Brain Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Gender Intellect Intelligence Misogyny Perspective Point Of View Prejudice Stereotypes Women
Source : The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 1, 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist

101. “There is nothing innate, immutable or inevitable about boys or girls doing particularly well or badly in different subjects. Girls in Shanghai outperform western boys in math, the same boys that outshine the girls in the US. The variable factor is the educational system, the society and the parents.”

Tags : Biases Feminism Feminist Gender Stereotypes Stem Girls Stereotypes
Author : Jamie Le Fay
Source : Beginnings

102. “There’s a tremendous need to implode the myths of mental illness, to put a face on it, to show people that a diagnosis does not have to lead to a painful and oblique life....We who struggle with these disorders can lead full, happy, productive lives, if we have the right resources.”

Tags : Labelling Mental Health Mental Illness Schizophrenia Schizophrenic Stereotypes
Author : Elyn R. Saks

103. “Los trajes no son otra cosa que símbolos de algo escondido muy adentro.”

Tags : Clothes Inner Inner Self Secret Stereotypes
Source : Orlando

104. “I met a woman who told me that she wasn't attracted to Asians. "No worries," I said. "I'm not attracted to racists”

Tags : Asian Asian American Asian Masculinity Asian Men Attraction Dating Discrimination Love Race Racism Sexuality Stereotypes
Author : Simon Tam

105. “Centuries of social conditioning has created a generational fear among women of being perceived as masculine.This is where all the shaming and labels come into play, which perpetuate the oppression of girls and women. As a society we shame girls with deep voices or masculine features and we shame boys with soft voices or effeminate gestures. Girls get called "too manly" and boys get called "too girly". The only solution I can think of is to be unashamedly "you". If that means challenging stereotypes and gender norms, go right ahead!”

Tags : Feminine Feminism Feminist Quotes Gender Identity Masculine Miya Yamanouchi Oppression Social Conditioning Societal Norms Stereotypes
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

106. “the stigma of severe mental illness leads to prejudice and discrimination. Stigmas are negative and erroneous attitudes about these persons. Unfortunately, stigma's impact on a person's life may be as harmful as the direct effects of the disease.Corrigan, P. W., & Penn, D. L. (1999). Lessons from social psychology on discrediting psychiatric stigma. American Psychologist, 54(9), 765–776.”

Tags : Bad Attitude Impact Of Stigma Judgmental People Mental Disorder Mental Illness Negative Attitude Prejudice Schizophrenia Schizophrenics Severe Mental Illness Stereotypes Stigma Stigmatization

107. “Don't tell me I'm "too tall" just because my height happens to threaten your rather fragile sense of masculinity. The fact that men cannot physically look down upon women who are taller than them is the very reason that many men find tall women so intimidating.”

Tags : Appearance Beauty Beauty Contructs Beauty Standards Body Body Shaming Body Shape Feminism Feminist Feminist Perspective Fragile Gender Intimidating Intimidation Manhood Masculine Masculinity Men Short Girls Short Women Size Stereotypes Tall Tall Girls Tall Women
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

108. “Erlaube," fuhr Meister Abraham fort, "erlaube, mein Johannes, mit dem Just magst du mich kaum vergleichen. Er rettete einen Pudel, ein Tier, das jeder gern um sich duldet, von dem sogar angenehme Dienstleistungen zu erwarten, mittelst Apportieren, Handschuhe-, Tabaksbeutel- und Pfeife-Nachtragen usw., aber ich rettete einen Kater, ein Tier, vonr dem sich viele entsetzen, das allgemein als perfid, keiner sanften, wohlwollenden Gesinnung, keiner offenherzigen Freundschaft fähig ausgeschrieen wird, das niemals ganz und gar die feindliche Stellung gegen den Mensch aufgibt, ja, einen Kater rettete ich aus purer uneigennütziger Menschenliebe ... Es ist das gescheiteste, artigste, ja witzigste Tier der Art, das man sehen kann, dem es nur noch an der höhern Bildung fehlt, die du, mein lieber Johannes, ihm mit leichter Mühe beibringen wirst.”

Tags : Cats Dogs Perception Poodles Preconceptions Prejudice Stereotypes
Source : The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr

109. “En bon Italien, Guccio pensa que la chose serait plaisante de séduire à la fois et la fille et la mère.”

Tags : Italian Morals Mother And Daughter Seduction Stereotypes
Author : Maurice Druon

110. “A woman should be like water, able to flow over and around anything.”

Tags : Gender Roles Impossible Expectations Impossible Standards Life Standards Stereotypes Woman Women
Author : Liu Cixin
Source : The Three-Body Problem

111. “We are much too much inclined in these days to divide people into permanent categories, forgetting that a category only exists for its special purpose and must be forgotten as soon as that purpose is served.”

Tags : Categorization Classification Individuality Stereotypes
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

112. “Any number of celebrities are dogged by "gay rumors" because we cannot quite place them into a given category. We act like placing these people in categories will have some impact on our lives, or that creating these categories is our responsibility, when, most of the time, such taxonomy won’t change anything at all.”

Tags : Categorization Judgment Stereotypes
Author : Roxane Gay
Source : Bad Feminist

113. “The human compulsion to group people and objects together was ingrained in our being since we evolved. We need to group things, group the dangerous and unknown from the 'safe to eat' or the 'it won't eat you' categories. Without the ability to categorise these threats, our ancestors wouldn't have survived.”

Tags : Categorization Geny Stereotypes Stereotyping
Source : Understanding y

114. “If someone's a racist, punch them in the mouth so they will be sadder, and therefore less likely to stereotype. (Even if Fargas's theory is flawed, on the upside, at least you've punched a racist in the mouth.)”

Tags : Humor Non Fiction Nonfiction Racism Sad Sadness Science Stereotypes Stereotyping
Author : Jeff Wilser
Source : The Good News About What's Bad for You . . . The Bad News About What's Good for You

115. “I didn't think she was that kind of girl." I scampered up onto the ledge and strained to listen. "I overheard two of my students talking about her in homeroom yesterday. I never would have thought Natalie would do something like that. Then again, she's been acting out big-time. Fraternizing with that Spencer girl." I closed my eyes to stop the room from spinning. What would have ever made me think that teachers wouldn't hear about this, too? After all, it was all over the school. Another teacher agreed. "Natalie always seemed like such a nice girl." But I am a nice girl, I wanted to scream.”

Tags : Double Standards Feminism Slut Shaming Stereotypes

116. “Are boys encouraged to express sadness, fear, or anxiety? In general, our society gives boys permission for one emotion: anger. If a boy is hurt or upset, he may be comforted briefly, but then he is told to stop crying and "be a man." This message usually implies he should hide his feelings. Boys and men are supposed to be solid unemotional rocks. Demonstrations of emotions are seen as "silly." Anger is seen as a sign of strength. Males are considered to be standing up for their rights if they react to a frustrating or undesirable event with anger. Outrage is often the only reaction to an injustice that is allowed from boys.”

Tags : Culture Gender Stereotypes
Source : It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence

117. “I am all things, I am not your words. I am defined by me.”

Tags : Feminism Inspiration Poetry Quote Self Love Stereotypes
Author : Maria Elena
Source : Eternal Youth

118. “Whitepeople believed that whatever the manners, under every dark skin was a jungle. Swift unnavigable waters, swinging screaming baboons, sleeping snakes, red gums ready for their sweet white blood. In a way, he thought, they were right. The more coloredpeople spent their strength trying to convince them how gentle they were, how clever and loving, how human, the more they used themselves up to persuade whites of something Negroes believed could not be questioned, the deeper and more tangled the jungle grew inside. But it wasn’t the jungle blacks brought with them to this place from the other (livable) place. It was the jungle whitefolks planted in them. And it grew. It spread. In, through and after life, it spread, until it invaded the whites who had made it. Touched them every one. Changed and altered them. Made them bloody, silly, worse than even they wanted to be, so scared were they of the jungle they had made. The screaming baboon lived under their own white skin; the red gums were their own.”

Tags : African Americans Blacks History Race Relations Racism Racism In America Stereotypes Whites
Author : Toni Morrison
Source : Beloved

119. “This disease comes with a package: shame. When any other part of your body gets sick, you get sympathy.”

Tags : Bias Cruely Discrimination Disease Fear Lack Of Compassion Mental Disorders Mental Health Stigma Mental Illness Prejudice Rejectional Shame Stereotypes Stigma
Author : Ruby Wax

120. “Several themes describe misconceptions about mental illness and corresponding stigmatizing attitudes. Media analyses of film and print have identified three: people with mental illness are homicidal maniacs who need to be feared; they have childlike perceptions of the world that should be marveled; or they are responsible for their illness because they have weak character (29-32)."World Psychiatry. 2002 Feb; 1(1): 16–20.PMCID: PMC1489832Understanding the impact of stigma on people with mental illnessPATRICK W CORRIGAN and AMY C WATSON”

Tags : Bias Blame Childlike Dangerousness Discrimination Fear Media Bias Media Distortion Media Manipulation Mental Disorder Mental Health Mental Health Stigma Mental Illness Mental Patient Prejudice Psychiatric Community Sensationalism Stereotyped Stereotyped Prejudices Stereotypes Stigma Stigmatization

121. “Indians abroad tend to stick together. They join Indian clubs, regularly visit mosques, temples and gurdwaras and eat Indian food at home or in Indian restaurants. Very rarely do they mix with the English on the same terms as they do with their own countrymen. This kind of island-ghetto existence feeds on stereotypes - the English are very reserved; they do not invite outsiders to their homes because they regard their homes as their castles; English women are frigid, etc. I discovered that none of this was true. In the years that followed, I made closer friends with English men and women than I did with Indians. I lived in dozens of English homes and shared their family problems. And I discovered to my delight that nothing was further from the truth that the canard that English women are frigid.”

Tags : England English People Englishmen Familiarity Family Life Indians Abroad Mannerism Manners And Class Stereotyped Prejudices Stereotypes Subcontinent
Source : Truth, Love and a Little Malice

122. “With DID patients, if they feel hostility or aggression they take it out on themselves with self-harm... They’re self-destructive and repeatedly suicidal, more so than any other psychological disorder. So that's what's typical – not this wild aggression, or stalking women [or robbery].- Dr Bethany Brand, on Billy Milligan and Multiple Personality Disorder (DID)”

Tags : Billy Milligan Dissociative Identity Disorder Insanity Mental Disorder Mental Illness Misconception Misrepresentation Multiple Personalities Multiple Personality Disorder Self Harm Self Injury Split Personality Stereotypes Stigma Suicidal Suicidality Suicide The Crowded Room

123. “Lee threw down the tripod, and Trip dropped the FN MAG machine gun onto it...Lee hunkered down behind the big weapon. Holly handed me an RPG. The heavy tube was reassuring in my hands. Everyone dug down into the ditch, prepared to fight. Nervous but competent. Scared but professional. We were ready to put some smack down. Not bad for an accountant, a librarian, a schoolteacher, and a stripper.”

Tags : Humor Stereotype Stereotypes
Author : Larry Correia
Source : Monster Hunter International

124. “There is nothing mixed up about a woman who loves women, who wants to have sex with them, or who identifies as a lesbian. It is society that is mixed up because it punishes people for not conforming to its gender stereotypes.”

Tags : Inspirational Lesbianism Love Prejudice Sexuality Stereotypes
Author : Edward Stein
Source : Forms of Desire: Sexual Orientation and the Social Constructionist Controversy

125. “In my life, I have been told that as a gay man I am a threat to the American family. I have been told that to accept me as an equal is an insult to God. I have been told that I am no better than a pedophile. I have been told that I cannot serve in the military because my presence will undermine unit cohesion. I have had bottles thrown at me when I gathered with others to protest for marriage equality. I have been told that I am sick, that I am damaged, and that I am damage and sickness incarnate.Let the record show that what finally made me snap is the suggestion that I was supposed to have chemistry with Tori Spelling.”

Tags : Entertainment Equality Gay Stereotypes
Author : Dave Holmes

126. “You know what America is-they're all like spoiled children. Anything goes, isn't that what they say?”

Tags : Assumptions Misrepresentation Stereotypes Television Image
Source : Nadia's Song

127. “The problem of unmet expectations in marriage is primarily a problem of stereotyping. Each and every human being on this planet is a unique person. Since marriage is inevitably a relationship between two unique people, no one marriage is going to be exactly like any other. Yet we tend to wed with explicit visions of what a “good” marriage ought to be like. Then we suffer enormously from trying to force the relationship to fit the stereotype and from the neurotic guilt and anger we experience when we fail to pull it off.”

Tags : Divorce Marriage Stereotypes
Author : M. Scott Peck
Source : In Search Of Stones

128. “If woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of the utmost importance (...); as great as a man, some think even greater. But this is woman in fiction. In fact, as Professor Trevelyan points out [in his History of England], she was locked up, beaten and flung about the room.”

Tags : Abuse Clichés Dignity Equality Fiction Gender Greatness Hypocrisy Importance Respect Stereotypes Truth Woman
Source : A Room of One's Own

129. “While Catholics usually paint the Savior suffering, Mormon artists tend to depict Him as a rugged Idaho mountain man – the kind of Jesus you wouldn’t mind dating. In this particular picture he was healing a blonde child, because blondes were big in Jerusalen in 33 A.D. (131)”

Tags : Stereotypes
Author : Elna Baker
Source : The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir

130. “Is it possible to say "It was a beautiful morning at the end of November" without feeling like Snoopy?”

Tags : Clichés Originality Stereotypes Writing
Author : Umberto Eco
Source : Postscript to the Name of the Rose

131. “Lavina led me to an abandoned warehouse. I think that at some point someone decreed that all clandestine meetings must be held in one. Woe to the criminal overlord who lives in a city thriving with commerce, with no empty warehouses to be found. He probably needs to build one, just to have a place to arrange late-night meetings. (Bewitched)”

Tags : Cliché Stereotypes
Source : Tales of the Otherworld

132. “... unfools of unbeing ... means quite clearly people who are too stereotyped to be eccentric – people who are too dead spiritually to exist at all and who call alive individual fools”

Tags : Individuals Poetry Spirituality Stereotypes
Source : E.E. Cummings: The Art of His Poetry

133. “Roy is my favorite security guy. He's a huge African-American gentleman who always has a beautiful smile on his face. He's the King of the Main Desk, and I'm always glad to arrive at work and bask in his magnificent good cheer.”

Tags : Stereotypes
Source : The Time Traveler's Wife

134. “One of the biggest challenges for people involved in interfaith dialogue is to break down the stereotypes of the "other" that exist within their own religious traditions and groups. Religious groups need to first acknowledge and confess their own role in fostering and contributing to injustice and conflict. (by Cilliers, Ch. 3, p. 49)”

Tags : Interfaith Dialogue Religion Spirituality Stereotypes
Source : Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding

135. “From time to time I try to imagine this world of which he spoke--a culture in whose mythology words might be that precious, in which words were conceived as vessels for communications from the heart; a society in which words are holy, and the challenge of life is based upon the quest for gentle words, holy words, gentle truths, holy truths. I try to imagine for myself a world in which the words one gives one's children are the shell into which they shall grow, so one chooses one's words carefully, like precious gifts, like magnificent gifts, like magnificent inheritances, for they convey an excess of what we have imagined, they bear gifts beyond imagination, they reveal and revisit the wealth of history. How carefully, how slowly, and how lovingly we might step into our expectations of each other in such a world.”

Tags : Beautiful Children Expectation Language Life Altering Stereotypes Words
Source : The Rooster's Egg: On the Persistence of Prejudice

136. “In particular, husbands and wives who do poorly at nonverbal communication tend to be dissatisfied with their marriages. Moreover, when such problems occur, it's usually the husband's fault .In the first ingenious study of this sort, Patricia Noller (1980) found thathusbands in unhappy marriages sent more confusing messages and made more decoding errors than happy husbands did. There were no such differences among the wives, so the poorer communication Noller observed in the distressed marriages appeared to be the husbands' fault. Men in troubled marriages were misinterpreting communications from their wives that were clearly legible to total strangers.Even worse, such husbands were completely clueless about their mistakes; they assumed that they were doing a fine job communicating with their wives, and were confident that they understood their wives and that their wives understood them. The men were doing a poor job communicating and didn't know it, and that's why they seemed to be at fault.”

Tags : Men Relationnships Stereotypes Women
Source : Intimate Relationships

137. “Moreover, in conversations with women, men do most of the talking (Haas, 1979), and despite hackneyed stereotypes about women being more talkative than men, we're apparently used to this pattern. When people listen to record-ings of conversations, they think it's more disrespectful and assertive for a woman to interrupt a m~ than vice versa (Lafrance, 1992).”

Tags : Love Men Relationships Stereotypes Women
Source : Intimate Relationships

138. “In all previously existing democracies, there have been two types of authority: one coming from the people and the other coming from the enemy. Enemy stereotypes empower. Enemy stereotypes have the highest conflict priority. They make it possible to cover up and force together all the other social antitheses. One could say that enemy stereotypes constitute an alternative energy source for consensus, a raw material becoming scarce with the development of modernity. They grant exemption from democracy by its own consent [143].”

Tags : Authrority Consensus Enemy Stereotypes
Author : Ulrich Beck
Source : Democracy Without Enemies

139. “Ask a woman if she’s ambitious and she’ll look at you as if you just asked whether she sticks pins in puppies for fun. Ask a woman if she’s competitive and she’ll look at you as if you suggested that she’s a hooker.”

Tags : Ambition Feminism Stereotypes Women
Author : Gina Barreca

140. “The stereotype of the supercrip, in the eyes of its critics, represents a sort of overachieving, overdetermined self-enfreakment that distracts from the lived daily reality of most disabled people.”

Tags : Dc Comics Disability Studies Jose Alaniz Literary Criticism Marvel Comics Physical Disability Physical Impairment Silver Age Comics Stereotypes Supercrip Superhero
Author : Jose Alaniz
Source : Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

141. “In every community, some people will fit every stereotype, and some people will fit no stereotypes, and both are valid representations for that community.”

Tags : Representation Stereotypes
Author : Tyler Oakley
Source : Binge

142. “Each man had come to know the other's caricature as a lie.”

Tags : Authenticity Friendship Intimacy Stereotypes
Source : Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked

143. “I leaned down in front of the shotgun seat and opened a fuse box. Plugged in a data cable, from the truck's computer across to one of Doll Box's modules. Straightened up, and in the mirror saw the gangbanger open the door of his low rider. Whoo boy!”

Tags : Stereotypes
Author : Paul Carlson
Source : Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 2012

144. “People make mistakes. They look at the surface of things and see what they want to.”

Tags : Humanity Mistakes Stereotypes
Author : Kekla Magoon
Source : How It Went Down

145. “He was not talking with US, but with his IMAGE of us.”

Tags : Prejudice Stereotypes
Source : Black Like Me

146. “By focusing on her career and taking a calculated approach to amassing power, Heidi violated our stereotypical expectations of women. Yet by behaving in the same manner, Howard lived up to our stereotypical expectations of men. The end result? Liked him, disliked her.”

Tags : Culture Perspective Stereotypes Women Work
Source : Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

147. “You'd be surprisedjust how many peopleare autistic. Stop the stereotypes.”

Tags : Autism Stereotypes

148. “The mind is part of the body, not separate, and we must take care of our bodies and listen to them. Develop your mind and body, make goals and reach them. But have “no mind” when experiencing and learning. You will be more open to what is happening rather than fitting everything into stereotypes and preconceptions.”

Tags : Calming The Mind Life Philosophy Peace Making Stereotypes
Author : Tushar Saxena

149. “I'm just tired of people judging me because I fit into a certain mold.”

Tags : Gone Girl Judging Mold Prejudice Stereotypes
Author : Gillian Flynn
Source : Gone Girl

150. “I'm not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it's completely controllable. I hope I can help remove any stigma attached to it, and that those who don't have it under control will seek help with all that is available to treat it.”

Tags : Bipolar Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Quotes Manic Depression Mental Disorder Mental Health Stigma Mental Illness Prejudice Stereotypes

151. “The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalize the people who most need our acceptance. What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.”

Tags : Bias Discrimination Fear Mental Disorders Mental Health Stigma Mental Illness Prejudice Rejectional Stereotypes Stigma
Author : Glenn Close

152. “We play into the definitions and stereotypes others impose on us and accept the model-minority myth, thinking it's positive, but it's a trap just like any stereotype. They put a piece of model-minority cheese between the metal jaws of their mousetrap, but we're lactose intolerant anyway! We can't even eat the cheese.”

Tags : Asian American Race Stereotypes
Author : Eddie Huang
Source : Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir

153. “1 in 5 people have dandruff. 1 in 4 people have mental health problems. I've had both.”

Tags : Bias Dandruff Discrimination Disease Fear Mental Disorders Mental Health Stigma Mental Illness Prejudice Rejection Stereotypes Stigma
Author : Ruby Wax

154. “Don't pigeonhole me, Georgie. I'm infinite.”

Tags : Friendship Infinite Stereotypes
Source : Landline

155. “People were clueless. Allthey ever went by was appearance and rumor.”

Tags : Apperances Prejudice Stereotypes
Author : Jay Bell
Source : Kamikaze Boys

156. “Violists hate it when we violinists crack viola jokes.”

Tags : Orchestra Stereotypes Viola Violin
Author : Paula Yoo

157. “Because if you don't know someone all that well, you react to their surface qualities, the superficial stereotypes they throw off like sparks... But once you fight through the sparks and get to the person, you find just that, a person, a big jumble of likes, dislikes, fears, and desires.”

Tags : Human Heart Person Qualities Of Life Stereotypes
Author : Dorothy West
Source : The Wedding

158. “I keep my chin tucked in, eyes on the ground, the same stance I have when I pass by the guys from my neighborhood who laugh and call me Urkel because I wear a big backpack and don't hang out on the street all night smoking Kool XLs--and by the way, we need a new black nerd archetype; also, when are these wannabe gangstas watching reruns of Family Matters?”

Tags : Humor Nerds Stereotypes
Author : Una LaMarche
Source : Like No Other

159. “It is my deepest desire to share the worlds of people we don’t often see or read about in media. With my writing I seek to introduce you to the worlds I’ve always known existed around me and within me.”

Tags : African Americans Characters Military Wives Stereotypes Writing Life
Author : Casey Curry

160. “I didn't laugh, but it was a near thing. It's hard when someone is just exactly like a parody.”

Tags : Parodies Stereotypes
Author : Jo Walton
Source : Among Others

161. “Regard for the past only extends to its outward forms.”

Tags : History Memory Stereotypes
Author : Henrik Bering

162. “It is the nature of humankind to idealize, to indulge in excessive praise as well as unjust condemnation.”

Tags : Polarization Stereotypes
Author : Peter Ackroyd
Source : Venice: Pure City

163. “Reality confounds image.”

Tags : Complexity Education Media Stereotypes
Author : Peter Heather
Source : The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians

164. “Public stigma Stereotype Negative belief about a group (e.g., dangerousness, incompetence, character weakness)Prejudice Agreement with belief and/or negative emotional reaction (e.g., anger, fear)Discrimination Behavior response to prejudice (e.g., avoidance, withhold employment and housing opportunities, withhold help)Self-stigma Stereotype Negative belief about the self (e.g., character weakness, incompetence)Prejudice Agreement with belief, negative emotional reaction (e.g., low self-esteem, low self-efficacy)Discrimination Behavior response to prejudice (e.g., fails to pursue work and housing opportunities)Understanding the impact of stigma on people with mental illness. World Psychiatry. Feb 2002; 1(1): 16–20.PMCID: PMC1489832”

Tags : Bias Discrimination Mental Disorder Mental Disorder Bias Mental Health Stigma Mental Illness Prejudice Self Stigma Severe Mental Illness Stereotypes

165. “I become quite melancholy and deeply grieved to see men behave to each other as they do. Everywhere I find nothing but base flattery, injustice , self-interest, deceit and roguery. I cannot bear it any longer; I'm furious; and my intention is to break with all mankind.”

Tags : Compliments Deceit Flattery Hypocrisy Misanthropic People Roguery Society Stereotypes
Author : Molière
Source : The Misanthrope

166. “There is nothing I detest so much as the contortions of these great time-and-lip servers, these affable dispensers of meaningless embraces, these obliging utterers of empty words, who view every one in civilities”

Tags : Bootlicking Dishonesty Hypocrisy Misanthropy People Relationships Society Stereotypes Words
Author : Molière
Source : The Misanthrope

167. “The true champions of a nation's freedom are those who reject the limitations of stereotypes and affirm the rich diversity of human nature to be found.”

Tags : Freedom Human Nature Nationalism Stereotypes
Source : An Armenian Sketchbook

168. “I hate gender stereotypes like girls love princesses and boys like guns. . . my point is that tying particular behaviors and interests to particular gender seems to be the major reason guys who like dance get called names.”

Tags : Boys Dance Girls Stereotypes
Source : Maybe One Day

169. “Ifemelu would also come to learn that, for Kimberly, the poor were blameless. Poverty was a gleaming thing; she could not conceive of poor people being vicious or nasty because their poverty had canonized them, and the greatest saints were the foreign poor.”

Tags : Poverty Stereotypes
Source : Americanah

170. “It is only when we are in the habit of recognizing our opinions as a partial experience seen through our stereotypes that we become truly tolerant of an opponent.”

Tags : Stereotypes Tolerance Understanding

171. “If you’re struggling to fit me into a box……. Then build a bigger box!”

Tags : Change Changes Empowerment Judgement Judgmental Stereotypes

172. “I notice you didn’t include a blade with your new attire,” Royce said. “Not even a little jeweled dagger.”“Lords no.” Albert looked appalled. “I don’t fight.”“I thought all nobles learned sword fighting.” Royce looked to Hadrian.“I thought so too.”“Nobles with competent fathers perhaps. I spent my formative years at my aunt’s at Huffington Manor. She held a daily salon, where a dozen noble ladies came to discuss all manner of philosophical topics, like how much they hated their husbands. I’ve never actually held a sword, but I can tie a mean corset and apply face paint like a gold-coin whore.”

Tags : Expectations Fighting Humor Noble Stereotypes
Source : The Rose and the Thorn

173. “The idea of reappropriation isn’t a new one. The process of turning negative words, symbols, or ideas into positive parts of our own identity – was used for social justice movements long before hipsters thought that being ironic was cool. Whether it is repurposing a racial epithet or taking on a stereotype for sociopolitical empowerment, it’s an important process that has been around for thousands of years and continues to change society today.”

Tags : Identity Irony Race Racism Reappropriation Social Justice Stereotypes Transformation
Author : Simon S. Tam

174. “I believe it’s incredibly important to write against [racial] stereotypes. If we give in and make sure that all black women characters are asexual, gentle, and kind we wind up with another set of stereotypes.”

Tags : Black Race Racism Stereotypes White Writing

175. “Almost no two experiences are exactly alike, not even of two children in the same household. The older son never does have the experience of being the younger. And therefore, until we are able to discount the difference in nurture, we must withhold judgment about differences of nature. As well as judge the productivity of two soils by comparing their yield before you know which is in Labrador and which in Iowa, whether they have been cultivated and enriched, exhausted, or allowed to run wild.”

Tags : Stereotypes
Source : Public Opinion

176. “What constitutes the character of a nation is the character of many individual human beings; every national character is in essence, simply human nature. All the worlds nations, therefore, have a great deal in common with one another. The foundation of any national character is human nature. The foundation of national character is simply a particular colouring taken on by human nature, a particular crystallisation of it.”

Tags : Human Nature National Character Nationalism Stereotypes
Source : An Armenian Sketchbook

177. “The breakdown of mummies and daddies was an important part of lesbian relationships in the Bagatelle...For some of us, however, role-playing reflected all the depreciating attitudes toward women which we loathed in straight society. It was the rejection of these roles that had drawn us to 'the life' in the first place. Instinctively, without particular theory or political position or dialectic, we recognized oppression as oppression, no matter where it came from.But those lesbians who had carved some niche in the pretend world of dominance/subordination rejected what they called our 'confused' lifestyle, and they were in the majority.”

Tags : America Gender Homosexuality Stereotypes
Author : Audre Lorde
Source : Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

178. “What matters is the character of...stereotypes, and the gullibility with which we employ them. And these in the end depend upon...our philosophy of life. If in that philosophy we assume that the world is codified according to a code which we possess, we are likely to make our reports of what is going on describe a world run by our code. But if our philosophy tells us that each man is only a small part of the world, that his intelligence catches at best only phases and aspects in a coarse net of ideas, then, when we use our stereotypes, we tend to know that they are only stereotypes, to hold them lightly, to modify them gladly. We tend, also, to realize more and more clearly when our ideas started, where they started, how they came to us, why we accepted them. All useful history is antiseptic in this fashion. It enables us to know what fairy tale, what school book, what tradition, what novel, play, picture, phrase, planted one preconception in this mind, another in that mind.”

Tags : Stereotypes
Source : Public Opinion

179. “One night, I was out driving with a few friends of mine when the police pulled us over. We were told we fit the description of someone who had committed a robbery or stolen a car, though I don't really know what kind of description that could have been: three black kids in a Hyundai blasting U2's Joshua Tree on their way back from Bible study?”

Tags : Racism Stereotypes
Source : Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

180. “The prediction of false rape-related beliefs (rape myth acceptance [RMA]) was examined using the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale (Payne, Lonsway, & Fitzgerald, 1999) among a nonclinical sample of 258 male and female college students. Predictor variables included measures of attitudes toward women, gender role identity (GRI), sexual trauma history, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity. Using linear regression and testing interaction effects, negative attitudes toward women significantly predicted greater RMA for individuals without a sexual trauma history.However, neither attitudes toward women nor GRI were significant predictors of RMA for individuals with a sexual trauma history."Rape Myth Acceptance, Sexual Trauma History, and Posttraumatic Stress DisorderShannon N. Baugher, PhD,Jon D. Elhai, PhD,James R. Monroe, PhD, Ruth Dakota, Matt J. Gray, PhD”

Tags : Belief Ptsd Rape Rape Culture Rape Myths Rape Victims Sexism Sexual Trauma Stereotypes

181. “What matters is the need to move from the rigidity of national stereotypes towards something more truly human; what matters is to discover the riches of human hearts and souls; what matters is the human content of poetry and science, the universal charm and beauty of architecture; what matters is the magnanimity of a nation's leaders and historical figures. only by exalting what is truly human, only by fusing the national with what is universally human, can try dignity - and true freedom - be achieved.It is the struggle for freedom of thought and expression, the struggle for a peasant's freedom to sow what he wants to sow, for everyone's freedom to enjoy the fruits of their own work - this is the true struggle for national dignity.The only real triumph of national freedom is one that brings about the triumph of all human freedom.For small nations and large nations alike, this is the only way forward.And it goes without saying that the Russians too - as well as Armenians, Georgians, Kazakhs, Kalmyks and Uzbeks - must understand that it is precisely through renouncing the idea of their own national superiority that they can truly affirm the grandeur and dignity of their own people, of their own literature and science.”

Tags : Nationalism Patriotism Racism Stereotypes Superiority
Source : An Armenian Sketchbook

182. “I smoke and drink and have abortions, actually one abortion, but still, I have an A average that I maintain with little or no effort on my part and they despise me for it, mostly because they can’t take credit for it.”

Tags : Stereotypes
Source : The Death of Bees

183. “Never trust an Italian. The Nazis did that, and look where it got them.”

Tags : Stereotypes Trust
Author : Paul Murray
Source : Skippy Dies

184. “Discrimination -in the sense of sustaining a statistical predictive trait of an individual’s group to make a decision about the individual -is not always immoral, or at least we don't always treat it as immoral...Decisions that have to be made with finite time and resources, and which have high costs for certain kinds of errors, must use some trait as a basis for judging a person. And that necessarily judges the person according to a stereotype.”

Tags : Discrimination Necessity Profiling Stereotypes

185. “Stereotypes aren't funny when they follow you everywhere.”

Tags : Stereotypes Women

186. “You could say I’m so manly I don’t even allow manly stereotypes to influence my actions”

Tags : Actions Being Manly Men Social Influence Stereotypes
Author : Ben Mitchell

187. “It is useful to remember, however, that neglecting valid stereotypes inevitably results in suboptimal judgments. Resistance to stereotyping is a laudable moral position, but the simplistic idea that the resistance is costles is wrong. The costs are worth paying to achieve a better society, but denying that the costs exist, while satisfying to the soul and politically correct, is no scientifically defensible.”

Tags : Stereotypes
Source : Thinking, Fast and Slow

188. “Today, many of us are trying to understand just what male and female energies are, since we are calling old rigid stereotypes into questions. There is a risk of replacing such stereotypes with even more politically correct rigid stereotypes. The destructive aspect of the masculine has been emphasized in recent years, but both the feminine and the masculine have destructive sides. (The evil witch in fairy tales is an example of the destructive feminine.) Love is the ultimate nature of everything; it is not just the feminine that is loving. We tend to think of female energy as nurturing because it is undirected—it includes everything—but perhaps one could say that the feminine loves and nurtures in a being way, and the masculine does so in a doing way. We are each capable of loving in both ways.”

Tags : Gender Journey Love Male And Female Energies Soul Stereotypes
Source : Journey of Your Soul: A Channel Explores the Michael Teachings

189. “SummaryThere is a small group of cases, initially treated as rape where there is no evidence of an assault: primarily where a third party makes the report and the victim subsequently denies; or where the victim suspects being assaulted while asleep, unconscious or affected by alcohol/drugs but the medical/forensic examination suggests no sex has taken place. How the police should designate such cases is problematic.- Eight per cent of reported cases in the sample were designated false by the police.- A higher proportion of cases designated false involved 16- to 25-year-olds.- A greater degree of acquaintance between victim and perpetrator decreased the likelihood of cases being designated false.- Cases were most commonly designated false on the grounds of: the complainantadmitting it; retractions; evidential issues; and non co-operation by the complainant.- In a number of cases the police also cited mental health problems, previous allegations, use of alcohol/drugs and lack of CCTV evidence.- The pro formas and the interviews with police officers suggested inconsistencies in the complainant’s account could be interpreted as ‘lying’.- The authors’ analysis suggests that the designation of false allegations in a number of cases was uncertain according to Home Office counting rules, and if these were excluded, would reduce the proportion of false complaints to three per cent of reported cases.- This is considerably lower than the estimates of police officers interviewed."A gap or a chasm?: attrition in reported rape cases.”

Tags : False Accusations False Allegations False Rape Allegations Rape Rape Culture Rape Myths Sexual Violence Stereotypes
Author : Liz Kelly

190. “Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person.”

Tags : Chimamanda Adichie Power Stereotypes Stories

191. “Quaint and picturesque, though I didn't voice my opinion out loud. Keirran and Annwyl were faeries, and Kenzie was a girl, so it was okay for them to notice such things. as a card-carrying guy club, I wasn't going to comment on the floral arrangements.”

Tags : Ethan Chase Humor Men Stereotypes
Author : Julie Kagawa
Source : The Lost Prince

192. “Why do we have to behave like idiots to prove we're not a stereotype? Why do we have to rebel against ourselves? Enjoy the freedom to be shy”

Tags : Idiots Rebel Shy Stereotypes
Author : T.J. Bowes

193. “I try to stay fit and eat healthily, but I am not anxious to starve myself and become unnaturally thin. I don’t find that look attractive on women and I don’t want to become part of that trend. It’s unhealthy and it puts too much pressure on women in general who are being fed this image of the ideal, which it is not. I think America has become obsessed with dieting rather than focusing on eating well, exercising and living a healthy life. I also think that being ultra-thin is not sexy at all. Women shouldn’t be forced to conform to unrealistic and unhealthy body images that the media promote. I don’t need to be skinny to be sexy.”

Tags : Body Image Feminism Feminist Stereotypes

194. “Just watch any husband arguing with his wife about something insignificant; listen to what they say and watch how their residual emotions manifest when the fight is over. It’s so formulaic and unsurprising that you wouldn’t dare re-create it in a movie. All the critics would mock it. They’d all say the screenwriter was a hack who didn’t even try. This is why movies have less value than we like to pretend — movies can’t show reality, because honest depictions of reality offend intelligent people.”

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Source : The Visible Man

195. “You don't sound like a librarian," she said."I'm on vacation," Jacqueline laughed. "Well, I supposed there is an image, isn't there? But stereotypes are awfully misleading. there are typical librarians, but not all librarians are typical. Any more than any other profession.”

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Source : The Seventh Sinner

196. “The Great Bitch is the deadly female, a worthy opponent for the omnipotent hero to exercise his powers upon and through. She is desirous, greedy, clever, dishonest, and two jumps ahead all the time. The hero may either have her on his side and like a lion-tamer sool her on to his enemies, or he may have to battle for his life at her hands.”

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Source : The Female Eunuch

197. “The patterns of gratification are simple, and seem to fall into two patterns, the Great Bitch and the Poison Maiden.”

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Source : The Female Eunuch

198. “Valéry used to speak of those people who die in an accident because they are unwilling to let go of their umbrellas; how many subjects repressed, refracted, blinded as to their true sexuality, because they are unwilling to let go of a stereotype.”

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Source : Roland Barthes

199. “Today someone asked me if that old stereotype about hot-headed Italians is true. I answered this way: About 2,000 years ago, there was a guy running around hollering about peace & love ... and we nailed his ass to a cross! (Hope that answers your fuckin' question!)”

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200. “A lot of people call you a feminist painter.""What indeed," I say. "I hate party lines, I hate ghettos. Anyway. I'm too old to have invented it and you're too young to understand it, so what's the point of discussing it at all?”

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