Essentialism: Add

The Problem: Essentialism

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You can help make these kinds of problematic statements more accurate by adding this research-based information.

  • It's important to qualify these statements by noting that they:
    1. don’t apply to all members of any one group,
    2. differences we see aren't innate but rather socially influenced tendencies, and
    3. when they do apply, they are often "context" dependent and not always true even of that person.
  • For example, sometimes some women, largely due to how they've been raised, do express different leadership styles. But in public conversation, these differences often are overestimated.