[DWJ] stereotypes

Sally Odgers sodgers at iinet.net.au
Tue May 15 20:40:03 EDT 2007

Farah said: Precisely what useful function do stereotypes possess?

I say... well if my daughter had taken note of at least one she might have 
avoided being spat on and insulted. I, also, might have avoided a creepy 
incident and a truly horrible day if I hadn't thought... - eh, that's just 
prejudice. Thing is, prejudice can work both ways, and in some cases (NOT 
ALL OR EVEN MANY before anyone jumps on me) prejudice (pre-judging) is a 
vital survival skill.


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