Examining gender prescriptive stereotypes at the intersection of sexual orientation (Study 1) and race (Study 2), we find evidence of prototypicality biases and muted gender differences between men and women of non-prototypical groups.
Understanding the interconnected nature of social identities in experiences and perception
Understanding the role of stereotypes in hierarchy maintenance
Across five studies, we document the persistent stereotypes that gay men are promiscuous and have riskier sex. We also find that people have similar stereotypes of lesbian women, albeit to a lesser degree, and these stereotypes have implications for prejudice and discrimination.
Presentation at the Women and Public Policy Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School
Presentation within the symposium "Existing at the Nexus of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation".
Using the theoretical frameworks of evolutionary psychology and social dominance theory (SDT), this chapter offers an alternative understanding of the intersectional entanglement of racism and sexism. This chapter introduces the theory of gendered prejudice, a derivative of SDT, and posits that a satisfactory account of racism, or what social dominance theorists generalize as “arbitrary-set” oppression, is a deeply gendered phenomenon.