Like stereotypes. They are so damaging because they sit in the back of your mind and sometimes you don’t even realize they’re there, but they influence your decision-making.
It takes a conscious effort to weed them out.
Just like jaden violet’s piece about advertising. Subliminal messaging turns women into objects and “others” into lesser beings and become stereotyped in our minds.
Stereotypes about any group are always derogatory in some aspect.