Teach Body Image

Stereotyping Lessons

KEY BODY POSITIVE MESSAGES FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

  • Bias, stereotyping, and stigma are forms of discrimination that students can learn to recognize and address.
  • Since the majority of people are not born with the ideal shape and size, weight stereotypes can privilege some persons and harm others.
  • Gender stereotypes can contribute to narrow, sexist ideas and beliefs.
  • Stereotypes are not always true and limit people from reaching their potential.
  • We can learn to break down stereotypes.
  • We can recognize difference and celebrate uniqueness.
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