Posts Tagged: stereotypes

The Danger of the “Other”

Be Afraid….Be Very Afraid We need to be on high alert The threat is real. We need to be vigilant not only about extremist terrorists who wish to do us harm, but about the ramped up stereotyping and creeping xenophobia

The Danger of the “Other”

Be Afraid….Be Very Afraid We need to be on high alert The threat is real. We need to be vigilant not only about extremist terrorists who wish to do us harm, but about the ramped up stereotyping and creeping xenophobia

1970s woman

How to Spot a Feminist

Clutching their dusty, out of print copy of “The Misogynist Field Guide to North American Feminists,” many took to twitter at the urging of a conservative radio host, using the hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist in pursuit of this latest sport. After conservative

1970s woman

How to Spot a Feminist

Clutching their dusty, out of print copy of “The Misogynist Field Guide to North American Feminists,” many took to twitter at the urging of a conservative radio host, using the hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist in pursuit of this latest sport. After conservative

Vintage cartoon Horny Granny 1974

An Age Old Problem: Women and Aging

Growing up, being an “older” woman was not a pretty picture – literally. Predictably, post-menopausal women were pictured pleasingly plump their sagging jowls and sagging breasts as slumping as their sedentary, asexual lives that were defined by grandchildren, gossip and

Vintage cartoon Horny Granny 1974

An Age Old Problem: Women and Aging

Growing up, being an “older” woman was not a pretty picture – literally. Predictably, post-menopausal women were pictured pleasingly plump their sagging jowls and sagging breasts as slumping as their sedentary, asexual lives that were defined by grandchildren, gossip and

vintage cartoon muslim and girl not pc

Is it an Offense to Offend?

Being offended doesn’t mean going on the offensive. In the same breath, publishing a controversial cartoon is not an offense. The devastating, bloody massacre at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris is offensive to those who cherish freedom of

vintage cartoon muslim and girl not pc

Is it an Offense to Offend?

Being offended doesn’t mean going on the offensive. In the same breath, publishing a controversial cartoon is not an offense. The devastating, bloody massacre at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris is offensive to those who cherish freedom of

vintage illustration Pilgrom and Indian

Pilgrims Progress?

  Racial stereotypes and historical inaccuracies have been as traditional a Thanksgiving fixture as melt in you mouth. candied yams and marshmallow, though nowadays not quite as easy to swallow. American mythology about that first Thanksgiving would have us believe

vintage illustration Pilgrom and Indian

Pilgrims Progress?

  Racial stereotypes and historical inaccuracies have been as traditional a Thanksgiving fixture as melt in you mouth. candied yams and marshmallow, though nowadays not quite as easy to swallow. American mythology about that first Thanksgiving would have us believe

vintage illustration Green Giant in Mexican outfit

Mexican Mid-Century Style

  Toss on your suburban sombrero, gather your mariachis and lets celebrate Cinco De Mayo mid-century style. Tequila, salsa, tamales, mole, No importa! For a real south of the border taste treat you couldn’t beat a can of Green Giant

vintage illustration Green Giant in Mexican outfit

Mexican Mid-Century Style

  Toss on your suburban sombrero, gather your mariachis and lets celebrate Cinco De Mayo mid-century style. Tequila, salsa, tamales, mole, No importa! For a real south of the border taste treat you couldn’t beat a can of Green Giant

vintage illustration chinese chef

The Occidental Oriental

My Mom was one smart cookie…fortune cookie that is. When my mid-century Mom wanted to go exotic..she’d go Oriental and thanks to Chun King canned chow mein it was cantoneasy ! Like many mid-century housewives, when she wanted to add

vintage illustration chinese chef

The Occidental Oriental

My Mom was one smart cookie…fortune cookie that is. When my mid-century Mom wanted to go exotic..she’d go Oriental and thanks to Chun King canned chow mein it was cantoneasy ! Like many mid-century housewives, when she wanted to add