Stereotypes are generalisations that paint entire groups of people with a single brush. They offer little room for variation and lead to unfair limitations being placed on individuality.
However, those generalisations don’t simply fall from the sky. Rather, they stem from the labels and categories created by people to help them better understand their communities. Isn’t that ironic?
There are new labels being created every day. One of the new markers is for the group called cisgender. This term refers to those people who conform the the ascribe gender identities they were given at birth.
Terry Torro and I despise the term. So, we used this episode of the Trini Trent Radio podcast to address it.
Additionally, we speak about various stereotypes that affect people in America as well as in my home country of Trinidad and Tobago, and how they affect our perceptions of society.
How do we put an end to all the madness? By confronting the problem and educating the people who perpetuate it.