As usual as Friday approaches, I start panicking because I haven’t a clue what to write about. That especially happens around midterm as we crawl towards Spring Break. On more week before refreshing can commence.
It is often the case, however, that events provide an idea. This one crystalized with plf515‘s morning offering, WGLB presents: Stereotype.
In my mind I teamed this together with several other recent events, listed after the fold, and the idea of writing about teaching against stereotypes arose. I’m hoping to generate some helpers, both in the here and now and to pick up the burden after I die.
Stereotypes are ubiquitous. I battle them consistently. All my political battles, not just for GLBT rights, but also for Native American rights, against the English-only doofi, for the poor and downtrodden, against racism and religious and ethnic discrimination, for the equality of women, against bullying…and so many, many more, all have at their root the battle against stereotypes.
Be aware that if you choose this path, you will be called sanctimonious, self-absorbed, self-important, thin-skinned fascist against freedom of speech.
If that’s the price to be paid, so be it.