Stereotypes become dangerous when they move from generalized simplifications to stories (myths) about a group and these myths attach a value judgments about the individuals in a group.
- When a Stereotype/Myth/Value judgment is applied to every member of a group, it opens the door for discrimination, stigmatization, and even verbal or physical violence.
- Stereotypes/Myths/Value judgments become automatic gut reactions that close opportunities for relationships and discussions.
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Why does it matter?
These value judgments are used to excuse unequal treatment, rejection and discrimination. They have a negative social and personal impact on LGBTQ lives and the greater social structure.
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