August 23, 2010
Most men with genital piercings don't fit into the usual stereotype of bikers, druggies or Goths, researchers said Monday. In fact, most who responded to a survey are nearly middle-aged, middle class married men, according to an online study performed by researchers from Texas Tech University. Men report many reasons for piercings, including increased sexual satisfaction, a need for rebellion and a desire for risk-taking. But they also endure a variety of complications, particularly infections and bleeding.
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January 2, 1993
The article you published about Ernestine Hernandez, computing division head at Point Mugu, perpetuated the very stereotypes that she has broken in her career ("Naval Base Employee Fights Different Enemy," Dec. 2). You say she is "slim and pretty"--what did you expect and what if she hadn't been? What relevance does that have with the struggle of women and especially African-American women to get ahead? "Hair coiffed to one side, dresses in stylishly cut suits and is strikingly soft-spoken, with a voice that is slightly melodic."
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April 4, 1987
Stereotyping of any kind is always anathema to me, but if there is such a thing as a totally objective view I would say Conrad has it. I, as a Jew, even as a parent with a child, look for integrity within myself and mine as a given. I think it is news (naive as it seems) even to my dearest friends that it is more shocking when morality fails me and mine than others around me. Conrad is a Catholic and a good person on all subjects, even the symbols of the Christian faith, the Immaculate Conception, the Pope and, yes, even the Cross.
January 24, 1997 |
Affirming that the second half of life is more than just "a halfway house to the grave," "Tom Tom on a Rooftop" at Theatre West proves a serviceable, if not particularly original, vehicle for putting a spotlight on the issue of ageism. Daniel Keough's good-natured new comedy is an upbeat urban myth about seniors in a run-down apartment building overcoming the stereotypes they've internalized about growing old.
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June 17, 1992
When I hear young black men discuss their battles against present-day stereotypes, I, too, understand their feelings. I am a 22-year-old black female who holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan and is presently teaching language arts at the junior high school level. I also enjoy blasting Ice Cube, Eric B. and Rakim and Public Enemy. And when whites see me "rollin' " in my GMC Blazer, they assume that I'm dealing drugs or that I'm the girlfriend of someone who does.
June 1, 1988 |
"Y ankee Dawg You Die." The words are both assaultive and funny, a throwback to those old World War II movies that pitted the brave American against a demonic, pidgin-talking Japanese fighter pilot. It's also the title of Philip Kan Gotanda's new play (opening Friday at the Los Angeles Theatre Center), an examination of the legacy of Asian stereotypes in American popular culture.
March 30, 2001 |
La Cosa Nostra and cement shoes revisited . . . Although Americans complain about organized crime, they are fascinated by it as long as it doesn't touch them personally. So coming to TNT in June is "Boss of Bosses," with Chazz Palminteri as Paul Castellano, notorious head of the Gambino crime family, in what's called "a glimpse inside the strong ties and brutal politics of the mob." But wait. Wasn't HBO's "Gotti" about the boss of bosses? Or was it Showtime's "Bonanno: A Godfather's Story?"
March 13, 2014 |
If the gay-themed "Tennessee Queer" came out 20 years ago - or was at least a more deftly made film - perhaps it wouldn't seem so desperately past its sell-by date. But this unevenly acted yuckfest, which is as unsubtle as its title, has all the pizazz of a bad sitcom episode. When Jason Potts (Christian Walker), a New York City librarian living in domestic bliss with his idyllic boyfriend (Jerre Dye), is summoned back to his native Smyth, Tenn., under false pretenses (long story)
January 25, 2014 |
Kristina Wong has crashed Miss Chinatown pageants as a pimply, cigar-smoking, over-the-hill contestant. She has posed as a rabid Jeremy Lin fan, waving sexually suggestive signs at the NBA player's games. On a sewing machine in her Koreatown apartment, she makes vagina puppets out of colored felt. So when she found herself in front of television cameras discussing the popularity of Asian women on the dating scene, Wong was in her element. "Suck it, white ladies! I got it!
April 4, 1990 |
Will the real Boris stand up? This glasnost business is getting perplexing. For years we knew exactly who the Soviets were. We saw them in movies and on television, saw them in commercials, saw them depicted as shapeless women in boots and babushkas or as thick-necked brutes with bald heads. They were at once objects of our fear and the butts of our jokes.