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Meet The Modern Greek Organizations That Are Breaking Stereotypes & Making Change

ByShelby Black
If you’ve ever seen a young adult comedy or coming-of-age film, you might think you have college Greek life figured out. Movies like Neighbors and 22 Jump Street have certainly depicted the college experience, especially when it comes to…

Kesha's Grammys Look Was Completely Unexpected & Twitter Is Here For It

ByKim Carpluk
Whether you're a Kesha supporter, lover, or fan club president, the day we've all been waiting for is here: The Grammy awards are happening and Kesha is nominated for (and hopefully winning) the numerous accolades that she deserves, and our queen of…

This NYC Graffiti Artist Is Breaking Gender Stereotypes

ByBDG Video
This artist is making her mark on the graffiti scene one bee at a time

This Inspiring YouTuber Is Completely Redefining What A "Beach Body" Looks Like

ByJulia Guerra
I am not, and have never have been, a huge fan of summer. Maybe it's because July humidity is awful and I can't take the heat, but a large part of why I feel so uncomfortable June through August is because, during these three months, my body will be…

House Candidate Speaks Out On Her Maxim Pics And Being 'Reduced To A Stereotype'

ByAlexandra Svokos
Alejandra Campoverdi is running for Congress in the heated Los Angeles 34th District race. She also once posed for Maxim and wants you to know those two things are not mutually exclusive. Campoverdi was raised by a single mother and…

This 25-Year-Old Running For Congress Is Defying Stereotypes In A Major Way

ByAlexandra Svokos
There are any number of unique characteristics I could use to introduce Rebekah Bydlak. Bydlak is 25 years old. But on paper, she's unlike many of my friends around our age. For one, she's married. For another, she was home-schooled. Oh yeah, and…

The Latest Version Of The Sims Breaks Down Gender Stereotypes In A Major Way

ByAnna Menta
Good news for players of The Sims who don't feel like adhering to gender norms: The game is getting rid of gender boundaries in character customization. All this means is it doesn't matter if you're making a female Sim or a male Sim, or a…

5 Ways Promoting Masculine Stereotypes Harms Both Men And Women

ByZola Ray
When a person talks about about the struggles women face in society, it's not uncommon to hear that gender stereotypes are hard on men, too. While you may be under the impression that men have no issues thanks to their male privilege, the truth is,…

Artist Creates Hilarious Illustrations To Break Down Stereotypes About Dogs

ByKaylin Pound
Every now and then, we're all guilty of wrongfully stereotyping others. It's simply human nature to assume nerds love math and basic bitches just literally can't even survive without their Uggs and PSLs. But if you thought people were the only ones…

15 Stereotypes That Limit Our Perceptions Of Gay Men

ByClyde Engle
“Who is the girl, and who is the guy in your relationship?” an acquaintance asked me just the other day. “Neither, my dear friend. We are both men. That is the very point. We're gay. We love and are attracted to men.” In a gay relationship, there is…

People Are Tearing Down Masculine Stereotypes In The Best Way Possible

ByGillian Fuller
Women are often subject to antiquated cultural stereotypes dictating how they're supposed to look, the proper ways to act and what they're supposed to do. This stems from a long-standing history of socially enforced gender norms and ideas; the…

Amazing Campaign Aims To Blast Stereotypes About Women In Engineering

ByEitan Levine
Female engineers united on Twitter under #ILookLikeAnEngineer after an advertisement showcasing a female engineer prompted a series of sexist responses. In a recent essay for Medium, Isis Wenger, a platform engineer for OneLogin, exposed some of the…

Interracial Couples Sit Down To Get Real About Stereotypes They Face (Video)

ByTaylor Ortega
In years past, interracial couples faced steep climbs to reach acceptance and live free of judgement, but how much of that judgement remains in the way today? Complex interviewed five young interracial couples to find out the effect, if any, racial…

Plus-Size Model Smashes Stereotypes On The Cover Of Running Magazine

ByEitan Levine
Women's Running magazine is on a mission to destigmatize running as a thin person's sport. When people hear the word "runner," they often think of human beings with slender bodies donning form-fitting clothes and running in packs with other people…

How We Can Evade Gender Stereotypes By Ignoring Gender-Assigned Colors

ByLiz Greene
It was late July and far too hot for me to take my preschool class outside. The kids were starting to get rowdy, so I offered up a question to regain their focus: “If you were a Jedi, what color would your lightsaber be?” The chorus of colors hit my…

Elderly Street Artists Defy Stereotypes With Spray Paint Works Of Art (Photos)

ByRobert Anthony
Who said you have to be young and agile to contribute to the world of street art? Well, you don't, and we have the photos to prove it! There's an organization in Lisbon, Portugal called LATA 65 and its goal is to bridge the gap between old and young…

These Graduation Mugshots Look To Change The Stereotypes Of Black Men (Photos)

ByGillian Fuller
EJ Brown is taking a stand against racially-charged stereotypes. The 25-year-old artist recently created a powerful photo series called The Mugshot Series in an effort to debunk typical stereotypes associated with black males. He focuses on…

Asian-Americans' Complaint Against Harvard Shows How Harmful Stereotypes Are

ByFrank Macri
Harvard University is again being accused of discriminating against students of Asian origin. More than 60 Asian-American organizations submitted a federal complaint to the Department of Education and Department of Justice stating that…

Photo Series Shatters Stereotypes About Fraternity And Sorority Members

ByGillian Fuller
In an effort to remove stigma associated with Greek life, Kayleigh Dumas launched the #WeAreNotOurStereotypes campaign, aiming to highlight the diversity among sororities and fraternities. Dumas, a senior at York College of Pennsylvania, is a member…

Going The Distance: 5 Ways To Make Your LDR Work, Despite Stereotypes

ByAlyssa Evans
Long-distance relationships are not always easy. Whether it’s different schools, towns, states or countries, your relationship can be more challenging than most. It’s hard, and it’s not for everyone. We’ve all heard the horror stories or experienced…

How 'Stoner' Stereotypes Detract From The Importance Of Legalization

ByRey Harris
We all know at least one person who fits the "lazy stoner" stereotype.   These people live, eat, sleep and breathe to puff the magic dragon. And, if you do get them stoned, all they want to talk about are other times they got high. While these…

These Cartoons Perfectly Call Out Ridiculous Gender Stereotypes

ByGillian Fuller
Gemma Correll wants to change the way women are targeted and talked about in the media— specifically, in women's magazines. The feminist artist believes women's magazines often perpetuate the cycle of female oppression and stereotyping through their…

Women Break Stereotypes And Talk Openly About Masturbation (Video)

ByEmily Arata
When a YouTube interviewer asked women about masturbation, they were surprisingly eager to talk. A clip from NisheethTV filmed in Delhi, India, features several groups of young women discussing their sexual habits. Even in front of the camera, the…

Woman Breaks Down All The Gender Stereotypes In Disney Classics (Video)

ByEmily Arata
Traditional gender roles are, unfortunately, at the heart of almost all our favorite Disney movies. For example, Gaston from "Beauty and the Beast" was the clear choice for Belle's affection because he had the thickest neck and strongest arm in…

How We Can All Do Our Part To Break Today's Gender Stereotypes

ByLeviana Coccia
When it rains, puddles often form in potholes and crevices between curbs and sidewalks. As it continues to rain, these puddles grow. Each time a small droplet falls into this puddle, small ripples move from where the drop first hit the larger body…

Two Moms Challenged Gender Stereotypes By Making Clothes For Their Kids

ByGillian Fuller
In recent years, we've made strides in working to reduce gender bias and outdated sex-based social norms. Women are now more independent than ever before, and the ever-growing feminist revolution only serves to further our successes. But when it…

Assumptions Make Asses Of You And Me: Why To Suspend Stereotypes

ByWils Davis
I guess, at some point, a point far closer to their origin than where we stand today, stereotypes manifested from thin air to simplify things. An attempt to narrow things down to help people retain a little information on subjects about which they…

GoldieBlox Tries To Smash Gender Stereotypes, But Misses The Mark

ByDe Elizabeth
With Metric blaring in the background, you can't help but cheer on the little girl as she steps out of the assembly line in GoldieBlox's ad for their new Zipline Action Figure. We see her slowly reach into her belt for a hammer, and we know what's…

This Video Totally Challenges Gender Stereotypes And Beauty Standards

ByEmily Arata
You are beauty and beauty is perfection. That's the slogan of the Orwellian Big Sister Machine that's prominent in a new ad by revolutionary doll maker GoldieBlox, which aims to put aside the pink in lieu of girls pursuing their dreams. If you…

These Portraits Of Powerful Men And Women As Societal Stereotypes Are Shocking

ByRobert Anthony
Believe it or not, there is a generalized stereotype for just about any sexual orientation or race existing today. As a matter of fact, some people are stereotyped just based off of their body piercings, tattoos and hair color. Unfortunately, some…

Snoop Dogg Debunks Stereotypes Through Instagram Post Featuring Martha Stewart (Video)

ByDoran Miller-Rosenberg
Snoop Dogg was once charged with first and second-degree murder, but he was acquitted. Martha Stewart, on the other hand, went to jail on felony obstruction of justice after lying to investigators about her insider trading. Now Snoop is pointing out…

Five Bad Stereotypes Of A Successful Woman

ByAlly Batista
A woman in business is super common now, and that’s great, but women forerunners, leaders, and executives are still few and far between. It’s such a major success to be an accomplished businesswoman, but there are some negative connotations that…