Are Stereotypes of Arab Women Harmful?

Posted by ecoadmin

Stereotypes are predetermined notions that limit people and give them jobs that are not suited to their skills, as we all know. whether they are about identity, looks, or culture, they are dangerous and simplistic. They can harm the people they target, specially if they are unintentionally spread through common society and the media.

Many in the West, for instance, think that Egyptian women may reside under a terrible regime where they are prohibited from working, having opinions, or even leaving their homes. This opinion is based on ignorance and prejudice, and it needs to end!

Additionally, it is widely believed that Muslim people are aggressive terrorists who have harems of young ladies, or oil sheiks. This graphic has been used in kid-friendly movies and tv pictures. Spencer Gift Shops also used to buy Halloween faces with hideous bodily characteristics of Egyptian men and boys!

Fear and panic predominated societal advertising during the coronavirus issue. As a result, gags abounded everywhere. We analyzed 1424 jokes posted on Facebook and whatsapp during this time, and we grouped them according to their styles. The majority of them were adverse, with 508 of them centered on gender. We discovered that the majority of the jokes were rooted in stereotypes about Arab women and that they were frequently unintentional but still damaging to women’s integrity.

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