Why ‘Positive’ Stereotypes Are More Harmful Than They Seem

“Women are so good at this!”

When you think about the harm of stereotyping, it might be only negative stereotypes that come to mind – “women are bad drivers,” for instance. But is a stereotype that seems like a compliment really any better?

Here’s Celia Edell with a smart explanation of why “positive” stereotypes can still cause harm. This info will help you realize why it’s important to avoid perpetuating all stereotypes – even the ones that seem “nice.”

And if you’ve been stereotyped in supposedly “positive” ways, Celia provides some much-needed affirmation that you’re not the only one who doesn’t fit society’s expectations – and you’re still good enough, just as you are.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Celia Edell is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism, a freelance writer, and feminist philosopher. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from University of Western Ontario and is currently doing her masters degree in philosophy at University of Sheffield in England. Her interests include critical race theory, mental health awareness, and bad made-for-TV movies. She tweets and blogs under the name @ceedling