Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination. I address them all in the inaugural episode of Stereo-Typed “I believe …”
Stereotypes are prevalent in our culture. They lead to prejudice as well as discrimination. In my inaugural episode, I wanted to start at the beginning. How our beliefs and implicit biases influence our actions and relationships.
Given that our beliefs dictate our experience in the world, they underpin our morals and ethics. They decide how we interact with others. And, they contribute to how we perceive our reality. When we believe in stereotypes, we fail to see the other person as an individual. We perceive them as a living, breathing meme.
Stereo-Typed will be all about exploring and challenging beliefs. The things we believe about ourselves, what others believe about us and what we believe about other kinksters (YKINMK). Over the course of the show, we will examine many topics and concepts. Stereotypes, generalisations, misconceptions and other falsehoods will be examined in the light. We will look into those dark corners, as well as deep within ourselves to see whether our beliefs stand up to scrutiny. Not every show will deal specifically with stereotypes, but each will focus on some kernel of knowledge, some unique viewpoint, so as to challenge our commonly-held beliefs about our community and those within it.
Episode 1: I believe …
In the first episode, I will be sharing some of my thoughts on beliefs. Not specific beliefs, but the actual beast that is belief.
- Firstly, how do we come to believe something?
- Secondly, how do our beliefs affect our reality?
- Additionally, why is it necessary (yes, necessary) to challenge the validity of the things we have accepted to be truth?
I’ll also be discussing my observation that the fetish lifestyle, especially as it is presented on FetLife, has strong similarities to indoctrination (which isn’t strictly confined to organised religion).
Join me on Wednesday, July 13th at 7 pm eastern (UTC-5) live on TPOK Radio, available on Spreaker. If you can’t join in the live chat you can also listen to the archived copy on Spreaker and iTunes.
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