While it might seem that the days of stereotypes have long since gone, this is unfortunately not the case at all. We continue, sometimes even unwittingly, to look at the world and people through an outdated veil of stereotypical nonsense. In an interview with GentleWoman Poland, Beata Talda talks about her insights into stereotypes about women. How many times can you hear that something is not right? Something should be done, one should dress appropriately, and a girl, after all, it is not befitting….

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The impact of stereotypes on society?

According to social psychology, stereotypes are simplified ideas, beliefs with emotional and evaluative connotations. They often play the role of justifying their own beliefs and judgments about a particular group. They make you feel comfortable in a group of people with the same views and ingrained stereotypes. But what impact do they have on society?

Stereotypes often make us express our thoughts without thinking them through first, which is often hurtful to our interlocutor. We label people, their perception of the world and their behavior. This happens even when the person is not known to us. Stereotypes relate to behavior, character, gender, way of life or, of course, appearance.

The most popular stereotypes

Stereotypes are often rooted through a country’s culture, region or history. This is also why we can so often encounter offensive stereotypes about people coming from other countries. There is also no shortage of stereotypes about women. Women are unsuitable for “manly” jobs, men are smarter than women, women are poor negotiators, women lack leadership skills… and one can list endlessly. Fortunately, feminists and feminists have so far been fighting for equality and an end to the spread of stereotypes.

Who is Beata Talda?

Beata Talda is a Polish radio and television journalist, television presenter and master of Polish speech. He is active on social media, where he reveals secrets about new professional projects or his private life. She is an extremely intelligent woman with a very open outlook on the world.

Beata Talda
Beata Talda in an interview with GentleWoman Poland

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Stop restrictions on women

In an interview with GentleWoman Poland, Beata Talda talked about her perception of women living in Poland.

“The upbringing associated with our church unfortunately doesn’t give women wings, they can’t spread them. Fortunately, we are growing a new generation of girls who already know that they cannot be restricted, that nothing can be imposed on them. They can decide their own lives. I don’t understand why a woman has to hear all the time that something she should do, something she shouldn’t do, something she should do, something she shouldn’t do. As long as you don’t hurt someone, everything falls out! We live in a lot of stereotypes all the time, which unfortunately guide us. Sometimes I also catch myself on them, although I fight against it and advocate that we throw such imprinted calques out of our heads, because it’s all about that freedom – live and let others live. I think women today in Poland are already increasingly realizing this.”

The young generation of assertiveness

Young generations are characterized by a high level of awareness and, consequently, assertiveness. He does not allow himself to impose frameworks, rules unsupported by anything, and strives for open-mindedness and openness to the world. So we can only hope that stereotypes will soon become an absolute relic and become a thing of the past.


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