hmmm but is response to social stigma and expectation part of personality or is it just learned behavior?
probably learned behavior now that i think about it. though honestly lots of social stigma has kept me from participating in things that align with my personality. like engineering, card games, hiking.things that would better my personality i think and give me more healthy outlets and fun experiences and life lessons that have an effect on personality. ya know?
From a behaviorist POV, personality is bullshit anyway. Many of our current ideas about personality and traits come from personologists, who were Freudian disciples that began trying to boil people down frrom a few hundred to a hundred to 64 or so to 32 to 16…
At this point they’ve landed at 4 or 5 or 6, depending on who you ask. Which is crap, because they ignore that behavior takes place in an environment and variables determine how you react to things and you might as well say someone has an overabundance of black bile. People most likely start out with some behavioral tendencies that have some indication of being genetically influenced, but that’s just where you start.
Responses to stigma are learned, because stigma are learned. There’s no intrinsic taboo to say, a woman having hairy armpits or legs. There’s nothing inherently bad about wearing white shoes after labor day, either, we’re just taught there is. How you react to that is also learned - if you’ve been taught to rebel, for example, or reinforced for it (“dude your ink is so cool i bet it pisses people off!”) you’ll react differently to stigma than if you’re punished for it (“We don’t hire people with tattoos. I don’t care if you love your mother or not.”).
The kind of society you grow up in matters too, and its particular stigma. Individualist societies versus collectivist, “be yourself” versus “the nail that sticks out gets hammered down”, and even changing if you move to another society. The former are more likely to encourage busting stigma while the latter discourage - though the type matters. Personal expression and gritty self-reliance are going to be encouraged in the first, while the latter would tell you to dress in your uniform and discourage hoarding of resources.
Point being, stigma themselves are learned and come in different forms, and accordingly, so are reactions to them based on your cultural background.
Today on Twitter, Richard Neal of Zeus Comics in Austin, Texas posted a promotional card for the Capital City Comic Con which is scheduled for July in the city. According to Neal they were dropped them off at his shop. Zeus has a very good reputation for not being one of “those shops” and welcoming to women so Neal was a little perturbed when he actually looked at the flyer stating on Twitter, “It doesn’t foster the community I want for Zeus for certain.”
That’s one way describing. Another would be “sexist, pandering, off-putting bullshit”
Given the progressiveness of Austin combined with women growing as a demographic in comics, one would think that someone would think twice before spending money to put this stupid idea to paper. But they didn’t.
I looked up the show and found their web site also includes the owner’s names and their email. I have an email into the owner to see if this is an authorized promotion and what their thinking is around it.
I’ll update the post with any comments.
- Teacher: I showed Mr. Samuelson the list of everyone in my AP Physics classes this year, and he said you're all good kids, but I'm positive there's a loser in here somewhere
- Teacher: *squints eyes and looks around the room*
Is the alphabet called the alphabet because the first two letters in the Greek alphabet are alpha and beta?
Are there literally 75,000 people who did not realize this?
Get the fuck off your high horse yes clearly that many people didn’t know that about the fucking Greek alphabet sit down and shut the fuck up
That horse was not that ‘fucking’ high actually.
Next up, Star Wars nerds discover the Aurabesh’s etymology.