Posted by one woman cine on January 16, 2007, at 12:32:37
In reply to give me a break., posted by karen_kay on January 16, 2007, at 12:08:44
I don't think the "Joy luck club" reference was made out of malice...but stereotypes do hurt.
""A "stereotype" is a generalization about a person or group of persons. We develop stereotypes when we are unable or unwilling to obtain all of the information we would need to make fair judgments about people or situations. In the absence of the "total picture," stereotypes in many cases allow us to "fill in the blanks." Our society often innocently creates and perpetuates stereotypes, but these stereotypes often lead to unfair discrimination and persecution when the stereotype is unfavorable. "
poster:one woman cine