Stereotypical tears- An initiative cum campaign that aims to question and break down the prevalent stereotypes in the society, that have plagued the lives of many.
Stereotypes are a major problem in our society. They put labels on how a person should act or live according to his/her sex, race, age, personality, or based on other circumstances. This could affect individuals who would perhaps prefer different things or undertake different activities, but feel ashamed to do so due to societal stereotypes.
Stereotypes have created distortions in the life of every individual. For instance, our thought process is that men are the primary bread earners and women are only good as home-makers, or men are passionate about sports while women only show interest in watching soap operas, or that women are not as strong as males. The list goes on and on. These are among the most common stereotypes existing in our society.
We, as part of the generation Y, should know how these stereotypes could affect us as individuals. We should learn not to judge or prejudge people, and not make opinions of what they might be like. We should change our point of view about the stereotypes that are deeply rooted in our society.
Our agenda is to break the cycle of the stereotypes that act as a hindrance in developing a Maverick Society. We need a society that accepts individuality and believes in the idea of accepting individual preferences and choices.
The socially constructed discrimination related to gender, caste, race, physical characteristics, and sexual orientation is rotting our minds to the core. It is hampering the development of mindsets of people. We, with this initiative, want to change the thinking of the society and create a platform where these stereotypes can be questioned and rectified.
WHAT ARE STEREOTYPICAL TEARS: Tears that are induced by the stereotypical and biased comments that every indiviual is bound to face at some stage of his life. Those who are clearly affected by the notions of socially constructed stereotypes can totally understand the pain of living in that ‘label’ and how badly they yearn to break the shackles that bind them.
Our society regards every "other" section that doesn’t fit in their chamber of "Normal" as outsiders, and and it is downright horrible to see that how ab-normally they are treated with all the comments laden with their own judgements. As a result, stereotypes can have harmful consequences on the quality of life of adults and can also result in a major loss to the society.
This campaign is broadly set up to make people think beyond what is told to them and to give them a platform to share their stories and be the weaver of change.
This initiative is to break that label , break that notion, and break that stereotype which affects their daily lives.
The mission of STEARS CAMPAIGN is to empower individuals by helping them break the chains of stereotype they're trapped in, and give them a platform to share their stories with the masses to emancipate themselves and to live a life they truly want and cherish, not one that is enforced upon them. S.T.E.A.R.S is a platform of openness and acceptance.
S.T.E.A.R.S envisions a world where no individual needs to live a 'labeled' life. A world where all the individuals get equal opportunities in different fields irrespective of their academic background, social status, religion, gender, or the caste structure they belong to.
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Its indeed a very contemplative and invigorating initiative. Really hope we are able to construct an unbiased and righteous world for all. Lets make it happen together.
A path breaking initiative!!! Really need to create an equal world for our daughters!!! Thank you STEARS for the good work!!! Keep it up
I'm glad i found an organization who are actually working on ground to make a change.