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Homophobia: a Crime against Love

Today, the 17th of May, is the International Day Against Homophobia.  What is Homophobia? Homophobia is a word invented by psychologist George Weinberg to define the unjustified and irrational fear, the intolerance and the hate for homosexual, bisexual and transgender people. It shows feelings, thoughts, prejudice and behaviours that could be changed in abuses and […]

People, not Stereotypes

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People, not Stereotypes
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It’s a fact: as human beings, we tend to categorise all that happens in our life. This includes objects, experiences, and people. For this reason, a series of questions arises: why do we tend to generalise? Why stereotypes play such a huge role in shaping a community? And why it takes so much time to go get rid of them?
In this episode, you will hear the opinions and experiences of Laurynas, Livia, and Filippo, our colleague volunteers, while Ourania, as a social psychologist, will share with us some knowledge and parameters to understand better what stands behind a stereotype.
We are living a historical moment which is also a great opportunity to review the stereotypes we inherited with the hope of adopting a more inclusive and open attitude towards the other.

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The race for Humanity: Race as a social construct

Older it may seem, the discussion about the use of racial categorization in our species is ongoing. Such is, to a great extent, due to the lack of objectivity of race as a concept and the need for a holistic approach to examine it. Even if no definite answer may be provided on whether its […]