stereotypes


The danger of a single story

Jay is the only African in his classroom. Regardless of his background, this made him automatically representative of all Africans. His family left South Africa only a few years ago but Jay’s life hasn’t changed much since then. He goes to school, plays soccer in the afternoon, helps at home, […]


I got my mind scrambled at a Rubik’s Cube Championship 1

I am going to a Rubik’s Cube Championship and everything in this sentence sounds odd. Are intelligence games an actual sports category? Can they be compared to other sports, like for example soccer and tennis, or is it just a made up marketing construct in order to label something terribly […]


Fed up with the fear of fat! 1

Do you consider yourself an open-minded person? I guess you do. But have you ever thought about your own judgemental thoughts about other people’s bodies and what these sometimes might imply? No? You don’t harbor any prejudice when it comes to other people’s appearances? Are you sure? Ok, then read on… Oversized, […]


Do you broadcast your intellect?

Stereotyping happens. And it happens a lot. Far too often, an individual’s degree of intellect is estimated on account of their looks. Whilst the majority of people agree that stereotyping is wrong and judgemental, it can also serve as a means of protection. Another way of looking at stereotypes is […]


The danger of a single story by Chimamanda Adichie

Similar to most successful happenings of great social, political and/or economic impact that immediately receive criticism from entities attempting to “unveil” their real but hidden intentions, the TED and TEDx conferences also got their critics. While some argue that TED is the new conveyor belt of “patented” ideas allowing only an exclusive group of […]